Clouds and Eclipses by Gore Vidal audiobook

Clouds and Eclipses: The Collected Short Stories (2006)

By Gore Vidal
Read by Christopher Lane  and Emily Sutton-Smith

Brilliance Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781543696066

  • ISBN: 9781543696066

Runtime: 3.55 Hours
Category: Fiction/Short Stories
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Celebrated 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“One of our finest living writers.” Chicago Tribune, praise for the author

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Author Bio: Gore Vidal

Author Bio: Gore Vidal

Gore Vidal (1925–2012), winner of the National Book Award, wrote numerous works of fiction, nonfiction, short stories, plays, screenplays, and essay. Many of his works were New York Times bestsellers list.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Short Stories
Runtime: 3.55
Audience: Adult
Language: English