Beautiful Room Is Empty

Beautiful Room Is Empty by Edmund White 0394564448 9780394564449
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When the narrator of Whites poised yet scalding autobiographical novel first embarks on his sexual odyssey, it is the 1950s, and America is a big gray country of families on drowsy holiday. That country has no room for a scholarly teenager with guilty but insatiable stirrings toward other men. Moving from a Midwestern college to the Stonewall Tavern on the night of the first gay uprising--and populated by eloquent queens, butch poseurs, and a fearfully incompetent shrink--The Beautiful Room is Emptyconflates the acts of coming out and coming of age. With intelligence, candor, humor--and anger--White explores the most insidious aspects of oppression.... An impressive novel.--Washington Post book World

Author: Edmund White

Language: English

Edition: 1st

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 227

Publisher: Knopf

Publication Date: 1988-03-12


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