MOISE AND THE WORLD OF REASON

WILLIAMS, Tennessee

Published by Simon & Schuster (1975), 1975
ISBN 10: 0671220667 / ISBN 13: 9780671220662
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8vo. Publisher's navy leather with titles at spine in gilt. SIGNED at limitation statement. Gift inscription to Terence Winch at preliminary page. Clean, bright and tight. Fine. 190pp. A pristine copy of this later work from the famed playwright, one of only two novels published. Limited to 350, this number 365. Bookseller Inventory #

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What’s not to like about Tennessee Williams’s most forthright work about homosexual love, with its gay figure skaters, runaways, and sex?

An erotic, sensual, and comic novel that was a generation ahead of its time, Moise and the World of Reason has at its center the need of three people for each other: Lance, the beautiful black figure skater full of love and lust for young men as well as a craving for drugs; the nameless gay young narrator, a runaway writer from Alabama who lives near the piers of New York City’s West Village, c. 1975, frantically filling notebooks with his observations; and Moise, a young woman who speaks in riddles and can never finish her paintings or consummate her affairs.

 The long unavailable Moise and the World of Reason represents a kind of uncensored Williams, radically frank, fully articulated, and deeply tender: a true gem.

About the Author: Tennessee Williams (1911-1983) is the acclaimed author of many books of letters, short stories, poems, essays, and a large collection of plays, including The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, Camino Real, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Orpheus Descending, The Night of the Iguana, and The Rose Tattoo.

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Title: MOISE AND THE WORLD OF REASON
Publisher: Simon & Schuster (1975)
Publication Date: 1975
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition.

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Book Description New York, Simon and Schuster., 1975. Sprache: English First Edition. 20.8cm x 14cm. 190 pages. Original Hardcover with original, unclipped dustjacket in protective Mylar. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. Some mild signs of foxing. Rare in this condition ! At the centre of this book is the need of three people for each other: Moise, an impoverished and quixotic young painter with a gift for unfinished canvases; the narrator, a young man from Thelma, Alabama, who is determined to be a distinguished writer; and Lance, the man whose intensity, strength and sensuality held them all together while he lived, and whose absence gives the novel its strange and haunting power and pathos. For the subject of Tennessee Williams' novel is the need for love- a need which Lance once filled in the narrator and his new lover does not, and which Moise's work never entirely fills for her. It is this need that propels them through a long and restless night in Greenwich Village- a night in which Moise gives a party to announce her retirement from 'the world of reason', in which the narrator loses his roommate, 'the second love of his life', and in which a lifetime of experience, hope, the loss of innocence and the rekindling of desire is exposed in a series of scenes and encounters so dramatic, moving and precise that only Tennessee Williams could have written them. Erotic, sensual, comic and totally convincing, this is a major work by one of the most distinguished artists of American literature. Seller Inventory # 50086AB

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