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The Gallery [1st 1947 Homosexuality In War Time, Signed, Inscribed]
NY: Harper & Brothers Publishers. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1947. 1st; 1st. Hardcover. 342 pages; John Horne Burns (October 7, 1916 Ð August 11, 1953) was a United States writer, the author of three novels. The first, The Gallery (1947) , is his best known work, which was very well received. Width: 6" Height: 8.5". Irst edition is bound in black boards with original pictorial dust jacket with price of $3.00. The volume features the rare signature of Burns with an inscription on the front free endpaper: "To Marjorie / with all best wishes / John Horne Burns." At Loomis, he completed The Gallery, his best-known work by far, on April 23, 1946. Several publishers rejected it before Harper & Row published it in June 1947 and it became a best-seller. It depicted life in Allied-occupied North Africa and Naples in 1944 from the perspective of several different characters. Without sentimentality, Burns explored the average man's resentment of the military, his struggle to assert his individuality within the complex war effort, the tension between officers and enlisted men, the psychological effects of dislocation, economic and social inequality between the Americans and those they defeated, the experience of homosexual military personnel, and the popular life of Naples in 1944 under the Allied occupation . Volume is sound and clean with deep black and some blue and gilt stamping. Text is well written and interesting. Dust jacket has chipping to extremities with 5/8" Loss to crown just short of printing. So stated 1st edition. ; Signed by Author; 0 .
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