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review The City and the Pillar 103 A literary cause célèbre when first published than fifty years ago Gore Vidal's now classic The City and the Pillar stands as a landmark novel of the gay experienceJim a handsome all American athlete has always been shy around girls But when he and his best friend Bob partake in awful kid stuff. Time had stopped Head down to the visitor s attractions of earth open wishes What were you dreaming when it hit Asteroid eyes rove the green eyed monsters monumentally frozen into mountainsides You get what you paid and sold The secret smile cried into cold dead hands Hold the palm shut to make stick in after life Jim in the dark wonders that everyone doesn t know What the bulges in trousers must have invited They dance by tables in whirls of what to wear or does it always look that way Everyone is good looking in the kind that says walking away Behind the cut hands they I can never tell which because they don t live long enough to touch the soul They know everyone knows Oh you know that movie star He s that way Jim doesn t live long enough to touch as he passes through speeches from lights camera action He s a kept man and a sigh escapes to condemn his fate Where are you going where have you been Who were you with eyes ask over backs Now a not so good it is implied in how no one can ever love him enough author borrows the young tennis player into his bed It is only stealing People look away and the world turns without it What does the world care if you get warm and hard with a man If you could walk the hole in your heart to China that Cyndi Lauper song yeah with your hands tied behind your back I m not not that way The not knowing the lyrics kind of hum I m sure Lauper had a song like that in the 80s and people got dressed up in dyes to make a statement I don t know what it was supposed to say if it said anything Then or now If it didn t vibrate to the moon what was any of it good for The parties and the bars the couples and you must have a girl somewhere What were they wearing and who were they with No where to go Once upon a time Jim adored unadorned Bob Don t call it love for this is something else not that way Before there were girls you must have stashed away somewhere where are all of these loose girls coming from If they were this fast I still cannot imagine the slut coughing circa WWII was good for them any than ueer jokes were for the men There was never such thing You weren t looking Get off me don t touch me and it repeats and lathers everywhere asshole glitter A colonel with a girl back home Same old story announced for all of his uiet loves The smile falls when it is said out loud in parties of ueers The grain of the earth falls away to the wood and the distilled oblivion I m not sure what kind of a genius Gore Vidal is My line was electrified from the start of this man falling The blurring around the eyes the don t look I guess people didn t like this book when it came out for saying that homosexual men were everywhere How dare he write such a thing I don t feel in my guts any way that it had to be If society weren t such a hard place to be would the Bob of his dreams be his perfect twin Probably not no The distance pulled me along and kept me away I can see the perfect statute of the teenager without his shirt on in their special cabin On dreams of I m going to run away and leave you He lets him touch him And then he doesn t The dream dies like that around him and I want to touch the insides of the living carcass instead of the outline of the headstones Where did it come from And this black scapes world is corner of the eyes and feeds on nothing They share space and bide time I liked this book a lot but I didn t love it when I didn t break my heart too and leave me a message I don t live in secret smiles of what no one knows because it isn t true It doesn t matter what anyone knows if you won t listen You can t have Bob and they can t have you My heart breaks somewhere else than the lies of dream color dressing Somewhere there is a statue of Bob s pillow tears when he s helpless to Jim who no longer wants to just ask Somewhere before Jim didn t know what it meant to only be a kept man Something I don t know Somewhere where the guts are still churning something to throw up They don t know already what you don t know and they don t know you they don t I will definitely read of Gore Vidal s fiction The man sure can write the blazes off the sun and stick it where it doesn t shine It was almost enough to go with the back breaking To die on if not to feed I can see Jim without guile because he has everything to hide from himself He opens his mouth and the dark covers the trail And then he stops It felt cruel and it felt already dead in this one secret that maybe shouldn t have been louder than it all From house to party to bed and fleeing uestions If the exterior suggests the tragic he wins If I m lost with nothing on the inside then I am losing I don t know what happens in bedrooms and cold hands and tomorrow might be long but there s to stir than what people might be saying You know like that I can t believe I m doing this again I felt let down not even trying to describe Alfred Chester s crackling humor and I m not even going to try again How do I describe the pit fall in your stomach as you laugh Oh but I love it I can t set it off into the world to live with me but I say now that I love it It is in another land than cruel The twist at the lips says if you aren t going to admit it I will and once it is said it is alive in the worldHe did not believe in heaven or hell He thought it most unlikely that there was a special place where good people went particularly when no one was certain just what a good person was much less what the final repository was like What did happen The idea of nothing frightened him and death was probably nothing no earth no people no light no time no thing Jim looked at his hand It was tanned and suare and covered with fine gold hairs He imagined the hand as it would be when he was dead limp pale turning to earth He stared for a long time at the hand which was certain to be earth one day Decay and nothing yes that was the future He was chilled by a cold animal fear There must be some way to cheat the earth which like an inexorable magnet drew men back to it But despite the struggle of ten thousand generations the magnet was triumphant and sooner or later his own particular memories would be spilled upon the ground Of course his dust would be absorbed in other living things and to that degree at least he would exist again though it was plain enough that the specific combination which was he would never exist again The Numbers Game Baseball's Lifelong Fascination with Statistics rove the green eyed monsters monumentally frozen into mountainsides You get what you paid and sold The secret smile cried into cold dead hands Hold the palm shut to make stick in after life Jim in the dark wonders that everyone doesn t know What the bulges in trousers must have invited They dance by tables in whirls of what to wear or does it always look that way Everyone is good looking in the kind that says walking away Behind the cut hands they I can never tell which because they don t live long enough to touch the soul They know everyone knows Oh you know that movie star He s that way Jim doesn t live long enough to touch as he passes through speeches from lights camera action He s a kept man and a sigh escapes to condemn his fate Where are you going where have you been Who were you with eyes ask over backs Now a not so good it is implied in how no one can ever love him enough author borrows the young tennis player into his bed It is only stealing People look away and the world turns without it What does the world care if you get warm and hard with a man If you could walk the hole in your heart to China that Cyndi Lauper song yeah with your hands tied behind your back I m not not that way The not knowing the lyrics kind of hum I m sure Lauper had a song like that in the 80s and people got dressed up in dyes to make a statement I don t know what it was supposed to say if it said anything Then or now If it didn t vibrate to the moon what was any of it good for The parties and the bars the couples and you must have a girl somewhere What were they wearing and who were they with No where to go Once upon a time Jim adored unadorned Bob Don t call it love for this is something else not that way Before there were girls you must have stashed away somewhere where are all of these loose girls coming from If they were this fast I still cannot imagine the slut coughing circa WWII was good for them any than ueer jokes were for the men There was never such thing You weren t looking Get off me don t touch me and it Tall Man Riding repeats and lathers everywhere asshole glitter A colonel with a girl back home Same old story announced for all of his uiet loves The smile falls when it is said out loud in parties of ueers The grain of the earth falls away to the wood and the distilled oblivion I m not sure what kind of a genius Gore Vidal is My line was electrified from the start of this man falling The blurring around the eyes the don t look I guess people didn t like this book when it came out for saying that homosexual men were everywhere How dare he write such a thing I don t feel in my guts any way that it had to be If society weren t such a hard place to be would the Bob of his dreams be his perfect twin Probably not no The distance pulled me along and kept me away I can see the perfect statute of the teenager without his shirt on in their special cabin On dreams of I m going to The 7 Components of Transformative Organizing Theory run away and leave you He lets him touch him And then he doesn t The dream dies like that around him and I want to touch the insides of the living carcass instead of the outline of the headstones Where did it come from And this black scapes world is corner of the eyes and feeds on nothing They share space and bide time I liked this book a lot but I didn t love it when I didn t break my heart too and leave me a message I don t live in secret smiles of what no one knows because it isn t true It doesn t matter what anyone knows if you won t listen You can t have Bob and they can t have you My heart breaks somewhere else than the lies of dream color dressing Somewhere there is a statue of Bob s pillow tears when he s helpless to Jim who no longer wants to just ask Somewhere before Jim didn t know what it meant to only be a kept man Something I don t know Somewhere where the guts are still churning something to throw up They don t know already what you don t know and they don t know you they don t I will definitely The Big Golden Book of Poetry read of Gore Vidal s fiction The man sure can write the blazes off the sun and stick it where it doesn t shine It was almost enough to go with the back breaking To die on if not to feed I can see Jim without guile because he has everything to hide from himself He opens his mouth and the dark covers the trail And then he stops It felt cruel and it felt already dead in this one secret that maybe shouldn t have been louder than it all From house to party to bed and fleeing uestions If the exterior suggests the tragic he wins If I m lost with nothing on the inside then I am losing I don t know what happens in bedrooms and cold hands and tomorrow might be long but there s to stir than what people might be saying You know like that I can t believe I m doing this again I felt let down not even trying to describe Alfred Chester s crackling humor and I m not even going to try again How do I describe the pit fall in your stomach as you laugh Oh but I love it I can t set it off into the world to live with me but I say now that I love it It is in another land than cruel The twist at the lips says if you aren t going to admit it I will and once it is said it is alive in the worldHe did not believe in heaven or hell He thought it most unlikely that there was a special place where good people went particularly when no one was certain just what a good person was much less what the final

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review The City and the Pillar 103 N Upon finally encountering Bob years later the force of his hopes for a life together leads to a devastating climax The first novel of its kind to appear on the American literary landscape The City and the Pillar remains a forthright and uncompromising portrayal of sexual relationships between m. Update I just read this author s The Messiah No matter what one might think about this author s writing ability one has to admit he was not afraid to take on any subject which did indeed end all of his political aspirations Review This title shouts to us I m meaningful and important Read me with respect I was ready to dislike this book I found the opening chapters ridiculously childlike And then the characters grow up the writing gets better Then tough decisions have to be made And then suddenly it ended this is a 200 page one sit read thus an admirable construction in story and events I noticed the terms rolling stone and in cold blood was this their origins Was this the first time words like ueen and trade appeared in a bestseller as descriptions of the world Vidal depicts Was that Truman Capote appearing as Rolly For me this is major flaw of the novel this character perhaps a vicious stab in the back to a literary friendenemy Very unkind Vidal was warned that if he published this book his political aspirations were over Check His publisher warned him that if he published this book Vidal would still be attacked for it in twenty years 1968 Check So now it s 2015 It s been 67 years since this book was published and there are places in America where it seems not a single note of this story has changed There is a pitch perfect ending which in essence John Updike used in his brilliant Rabbit Run in 1960 12 years later This novel is good Vidal to be admired for his courage But due to several unfortunate choices of character descriptions and a few pointless racialethnic slurs with an emphasis on pointless nothing was added to the story by their utilization we didn t learn anything about how someone in the 1940s might think and talk absolutely no excuse for Vidal there are flaws Vidal may have unintentional provided a blueprint creating stereotypes that are still unfortunately with us today But what courage it must have taken to hand this over to a publisher in 1948 and under his own name one associated with politics in the USA I find I have to appreciate that A daddy for Christmas remains a forthright and uncompromising portrayal of sexual Banned in Britain relationships between m. Update I just Hour of the Beast read this author s The Messiah No matter what one might think about this author s writing ability one has to admit he was not afraid to take on any subject which did indeed end all of his political aspirations Review This title shouts to us I m meaningful and important Read me with Dictionary Of Dreams respect I was The Love of a Latino ready to dislike this book I found the opening chapters Other Days Other Eyes ridiculously childlike And then the characters grow up the writing gets better Then tough decisions have to be made And then suddenly it ended this is a 200 page one sit Deception Island read thus an admirable construction in story and events I noticed the terms The Family The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power rolling stone and in cold blood was this their origins Was this the first time words like ueen and trade appeared in a bestseller as descriptions of the world Vidal depicts Was that Truman Capote appearing as Rolly For me this is major flaw of the novel this character perhaps a vicious stab in the back to a literary friendenemy Very unkind Vidal was warned that if he published this book his political aspirations were over Check His publisher warned him that if he published this book Vidal would still be attacked for it in twenty years 1968 Check So now it s 2015 It s been 67 years since this book was published and there are places in America where it seems not a single note of this story has changed There is a pitch perfect ending which in essence John Updike used in his brilliant Rabbit Run in 1960 12 years later This novel is good Vidal to be admired for his courage But due to several unfortunate choices of character descriptions and a few pointless The First Partition of Poland racialethnic slurs with an emphasis on pointless nothing was added to the story by their utilization we didn t learn anything about how someone in the 1940s might think and talk absolutely no excuse for Vidal there are flaws Vidal may have unintentional provided a blueprint creating stereotypes that are still unfortunately with us today But what courage it must have taken to hand this over to a publisher in 1948 and under his own name one associated with politics in the USA I find I have to appreciate that

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review The City and the Pillar 103 The experience forms Jim's ideal of spiritual completion Defying his parents’ expectations Jim strikes out on his own hoping to find Bob and rekindle their amorous friendship Along the way he struggles with what he feels is his uniue bond with Bob and with his persistent attraction to other me. 35 rounded upI m pretty sure I read this a long long time ago but the memory is rather vague As the first in a planned year long look back at some of the seminal works of gay literature this was de rigueur for a revisit First off it is fairly amazing that a book so upfront and forthright about its subject ever got published in 1948 It s not particularly shocking now but 70 years ago especially as the work of someone barely 20 the shock waves were deserved But that s part of the problem the book is definitely the work of a very young very inexperienced writer even though it was the third of Vidal s novels and the version I read is the revised one from 1965 which tried to mitigate against what Vidal reveals in the Intro was a purposely flat prose style It s STILL rather flat although the story moves along and the themes are clear The ending however was changed significantly and I got a copy of the original so I could compare the two different endings For my money the original ending is both powerful and just works better Vidal also truncated Jim s encounter with the stranger in the bar in the final chapter and it now feels rushed

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  • The City and the Pillar
  • Gore Vidal
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  • 02 January 2019
  • 9781602570757