"The first book of real magnitude to come out of the last war." John Dos Passos John Horne Burns brought The Gallery back from World War II, and on publication in 1947 it became a critically-acclaimed bestseller. However, Burns's early death at the age of 36 led to the subsequent neglect of this searching book, which captures the shock the ...
"The first book of real magnitude to come out of the last war." John Dos Passos John Horne Burns brought The Gallery back from World War II, and on publication in 1947 it became a critically-acclaimed bestseller. However, Burns's early death at the age of 36 led to the subsequent neglect of this searching book, which captures the shock the war dealt to the preconceptions and ideals of the victorious Americans. Set in occupied Naples in 1944, The Gallery takes its name from the Galleria Umberto, a bombed-out arcade where everybody in town comes together in pursuit of food, drink, sex, money, and oblivion. A daring and enduring novel one of the first to look directly at gay life in the military The Gallery poignantly conveys the mixed feelings of the men and women who fought the war that made America a superpower. "
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The stories in this book ring so true to the chaotic and crazy atmosphere in occupied Naples that they take your breath away. My father was there in in the army in 1945, and his recollections are mirrored here. The author was truly an inspired genius when he wrote this; it is a tragedy that he never followed it up with another work of equal stature and became depressed and suicidal. It reminds me of Ernest Hemingway's best work; it should be required reading for most literature courses. It truly is a classic.
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