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The Swimming-Pool Library - Diana Klein, Alan Hollinghurst
The Swimming-Pool Library
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A literary sensation and bestseller both in England and America, The Swimming-Pool Library is an enthralling, darkly erotic novel of homosexuality before the scourge of AIDS; an elegy, possessed of chilling clarity, for ways of life that can no longer be lived with impunity. "Impeccably composed... show more
A literary sensation and bestseller both in England and America, The Swimming-Pool Library is an enthralling, darkly erotic novel of homosexuality before the scourge of AIDS; an elegy, possessed of chilling clarity, for ways of life that can no longer be lived with impunity. "Impeccably composed and meticulously particular in its observation of everything" (Harpers & Queen), it focuses on the friendship of two men: William Beckwith, a young gay aristocrat who leads a life of privilege and promiscuity, and the elderly Lord Nantwich, an old Africa hand, searching for someone to write his biography and inherit his traditions.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780679722564 (0679722564)
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
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brokenbiscuits
brokenbiscuits rated it
0.0 Books of 1916: Part One
Books of 1916: Part One 2016 was a tough year in many ways, so may I introduce you to 1916? I think you’re going to love 1916. I was struck by something I read in a (very nice) review of one of the books of 1916: —“because anything first published in 1916 that does not contain a word or thought ...
Like a Dream
Like a Dream rated it
4.0 Die Schwimmbad-Bibliothek
Story:Der junge Adelige William Beckwith genieß sein Leben in vollen Zügen: Partys, erotische Exzesse und ohne finanzielle Sorgen lebt der schwule Mann im London der 80er Jahre in den Tag hinein. Erst als er dem alten Lord Nantwich auf einer Toilette das Leben rettet, ändert sich sein Leben Stück um...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it
3.0 The Swimming-Pool Library
While not literally read so, this came on the heels of Dancer from the Dance for me, and I'm afraid it suffered in comparison. The Swimming-Pool Library is set in a similar time and has a majority of homosexual characters, but by all other standards the two shouldn't be compared so. The style and t...
Boston Bibliophile
Boston Bibliophile rated it
3.0 The Swimming-Pool Library
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