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Moise and the World of Reason

Williams, Tennessee

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ISBN 10: 0671220667 / ISBN 13: 9780671220662
Published by Simon & Schuster, New York, 1975
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First edition, first printing, the Deluxe edition, one of 350 copies bound in gilt-stamped full blue leather, numbered and signed on the colophon. A fine copy but for two tiny spots of soiling, one to the fore-edge and one to the list of author's titles page. Bookseller Inventory # 000711

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Title: Moise and the World of Reason

Publisher: Simon & Schuster, New York

Publication Date: 1975

Binding: Full-Leather

Book Condition:Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition

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Synopsis:

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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