The Resource The Gallery

The Gallery

Label
The Gallery
Title
The Gallery
Statement of responsibility
John Horne Burns ; introduction by Paul Fussell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The first book of real magnitude to come out of the last war." --John Dos PassosJohn 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
Summary
Set in occupied Naples in 1944, The Gallery takes its name from the Galleria Umberto, a bombed-out arcade where soldiers and civilians come together in pursuit of food, drink, sex, money, and oblivion. One of the first to look directly at gay life in the military, The Gallery surveys the devastated world left behind by what Paul Fussell calls "the worst war in history."
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10215063
Cataloging source
DLC
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1916-1953
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  • Burns, John Horne
  • Margolick, David
  • Fussell, Paul
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Gallery
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:f7ce297b-5fe1-45aa-b5eb-d9c89350df64
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781590178072
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Gallery
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:f7ce297b-5fe1-45aa-b5eb-d9c89350df64
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781590178072
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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