Chad Schimke

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

THE CITY AND THE PILLAR

The City and the PillarThe City and the Pillar by Gore Vidal
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

THE CITY AND THE PILLAR – The author’s death -in 2012 at the age of 86 – garnered as much press for his literary achievements as for his celebrity. Reference a nasty debate with William F. Buckley Jr. on live television (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYymnx...). Where Buckley is referred to as a ‘crypto-Nazi’ and Vidal is referred to as a ‘queer’. The City and the Pillar by Gore Vidal broke new literary ground, as the first book with an unapologetic gay male character, who isn’t full of self-loathing and doesn’t die of suicide at the end.

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  2. I think, in fact, although it doesn't tell us, the inference is that Jim drowned himself

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