Beautiful Room Is Empty - Edmund White (1988)
ISBN 0394564448
Genre Gay Male Fiction
Subject Gay men - Fiction
Publisher Knopf
Publication Date 3/12/1988
Format Hardcover (226 x 150 mm)
Language eng
Plot
When the narrator of White's 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 Empty conflates 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


From the Trade Paperback edition.
Personal Details
Collection Status In Collection
Index 1055
Rating 0
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Product Details
LoC Classification PS3573.H463B43 1988
Dewey 813/.54
Edition 1st ed.
Cover Price $17.95
No. of Pages 227