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A Thirsty Evil

VIDAL, Gore

ISBN 10: 0233988815 / ISBN 13: 9780233988818
Published by Andre Deutsch, 1994
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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0233988815 First Andre Deutsch Edition. Full back-cover blurb by Muriel Spark. Bookseller Inventory # 009846

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Title: A Thirsty Evil

Publisher: Andre Deutsch

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Reissue Edition

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From the poignant realisation as an adult of the cruel brutality of childhood in 'The Robin', man then comes face to face with himself as a boy in 'A Moment of Green Laurel': both stories combining the nostalgia and fear that haunt us all in old age. Meanwhile, in 'Erlinda and Mr Coffin', Southern etiquette is unashamedly turned upside down in a tale of amateur theatricals reminiscent of Dickens and Victorian melodrama. Yet it is in 'Three Stratagems', 'The Zenner Trophy', 'Pages from an Abandoned Journal' and 'The Ladies in the Library' (with more than a hint of Thomas Mann's Death in Venice in the latter) that we see Vidal as we know him best: cynical and provocative in these subtle tales of what was known in those days as 'sexual inversion'.

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Gore Vidal is one of the greatest living American novelists & essayists & is the author of the 'Narratives of a Golden Age' series as well as countless other bestsellers. He has written numerous Hollywood screenplays, including BEN HUR, and ran as a Democratic candidate for Congress.

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