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Moise and the World of Reason

Williams, Tennessee

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ISBN 10: 0671219820 / ISBN 13: 9780671219826
Published by Simon & Schuster, New York, 1975
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Cloth; dust jacket; 8vo; pp. 190. Spine tips gently rubbed; endpapers a little sunned along the edges; otherwise book is fine. Dust jacket likewise near fine, just a little rubbed. With a photo of Williams by Fred Ohringer laid-in (5x7 inches, b/w, same as the image rear panel of DJ). First Edition, First Printing, with complete number line. Bookseller Inventory # JC8576

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Title: Moise and the World of Reason

Publisher: Simon & Schuster, New York

Publication Date: 1975

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

About this title


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.

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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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