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    DescriptionCelebrated for more than fifty years as a world-renowned novelist, essayist, and political figure and commentator, Gore Vidal is less known for the exquisitely crafted short fiction he wrote as a young man. Like the work of Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams, his stories have been overshadowed by the author's triumphs writing in other genres. Still, Vidal's short fiction offers us a portrait of the young artist in the 1940s and 1950s. His subtle and comic tales often center on adolescence and homosexual themes. In Three Stratagems, a middle-aged gay man encounters a male prostitute while vacationing in Key West. In The Zenner Trophy, the star athlete at an elite boys school is expelled for sexual relations with a classmate. These stories were gathered along with five others into a 1956 volume, A Thirsty Evil, and for decades were thought to comprise Vidal's complete short fiction.


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    Title
    Clouds and Eclipses
    Subtitle
    The Collected Short Stories
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gore Vidal
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 168 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780786718108
    ISBN 10: 0786718102
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    DC21: 813.54
    BIC subject category V2: FF
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    BIC E4L: CRI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21200
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    DC22: 813/.54
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    B&T Approval Code: A23305040
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 81
    BISAC V2.8: FIC029000, FIC019000
    LC classification: PS3543.I26 A6 2006
    Thema V1.0: FF
    Publisher
    Carroll & Graf Publishers Inc
    Imprint name
    Carroll & Graf Publishers Inc
    Publication date
    10 August 2006
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Gore Vidal is the author of twenty-two novels, five screenplays, more than two hundred essays, and a memoir. Winner of the National Book Award for United Sates: essays 1952-92, Vidal lives in Los Angeles.