Gallery

ISBN-10: 1590170806

ISBN-13: 9781590170809

Edition: 2004

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Description: "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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List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: New York Review of Books, Incorporated, The
Publication date: 3/31/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Paul Fussell Jr. was born in Pasadena, California on March 22, 1924. He was drafted into the Army in 1943 while attending Pomona College. During his tour of duty, he won the Bronze Star and two Purple Hearts. He returned to college in 1945. He received a bachelor of arts degree from Pomona College in 1947 and a master's degree and a doctorate in English from Harvard University. He taught English at Connecticut College for Women, Rutgers University, and the University of Pennsylvania. During this time he wrote several books on literary topics including The Rhetorical World of Augustan Humanism: Ethics and Imagery from Swift to Burke, Poetic Meter and Poetic Form, and Samuel Johnson and the Life of Writing. In 1975, he published The Great War and Modern Memory, which was a study of World War I and how its horrors fostered a disillusioned modernist sensibility. This book won both the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism and the National Book Award for Arts and Letters. His other works include Abroad: British Literary Traveling Between the Wars, Class: A Guide Through the American Status System, Wartime: Understanding and Behavior in the Second World War, BAD: Or, the Dumbing of America, and Doing Battle: The Making of a Skeptic. He died of natural causes on May 23, 2012 at the age of 88.

Introduction
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First Portrait: The Trenchfoot of Michael Patrick
First Promenade: (Casablanca)
Second Portrait: Louella
Second Promenade: (Fedhala)
Third Portrait: Hal
Third Promenade: (Casablanca-Algiers)
Fourth Portrait: Father Donovan and Chaplain Bascom
Fourth Promenade: (Algiers)
Fifth Portrait: Momma
Fifth Promenade: (Algiers)
Sixth Portrait: The Leaf
Sixth Promenade: (Naples)
Seventh Portrait: Giulia
Seventh Promenade: (Naples)
Eighth Portrait: Queen Penicillin
Eighth Promenade: (Naples)
Ninth Portrait: Moe
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