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The Swimming-Pool Library

The Swimming-Pool Library

  • Title: The Swimming-Pool Library
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  • ISBN : 9780679722564
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 352 pages


A literary sensation and bestseller both in England and America, The Swimming Pool Library is an enthralling, darkly erotic novel of homosexuality before the scourge of AIDS an elegy, possessed of chilling clarity, for ways of life that can no longer be lived with impunity Impeccably composed and meticulously particular in its observation of everything Harpers Q A literary sensation and bestseller both in England and America, The Swimming Pool Library is an enthralling, darkly erotic novel of homosexuality before the scourge of AIDS an elegy, possessed of chilling clarity, for ways of life that can no longer be lived with impunity Impeccably composed and meticulously particular in its observation of everything Harpers Queen , it focuses on the friendship of two men William Beckwith, a young gay aristocrat who leads a life of privilege and promiscuity, and the elderly Lord Nantwich, an old Africa hand, searching for someone to write his biography and inherit his traditions


Author Alan Hollinghurst

Alan Hollinghurst is an English novelist, and winner of the 2004 Booker Prize for The Line of Beauty.He read English at Magdalen College, Oxford graduating in 1975 and subsequently took the further degree of Master of Literature 1979 While at Oxford he shared a house with Andrew Motion, and was awarded the Newdigate Prize for poetry in 1974, the year before Motion.In the late 1970s he became a




The Swimming-Pool Library Reviews (31)

  • i ll start off with a blanket statement many novels of the Gay Fiction subgenre will fall within two categories 1 Coming of Age Tales in which the protagonist struggles to come out, often against his unsympathetic surroundings often tender occasionally mawkish.2 a category that i like to cal [..]

  • A wonderful romp around London town, arguably the gayest city in all of Europe The novel is exquisite, very smartly titled Swimming pool implies the superficial aspect of the gay scene, Library implies all that is intelligent and witty the book is a merger of these both It s at once overly sensual i [..]

  • The plot was only intermittently absorbing, but the narrator s tones are utterly addictive I can t get enough of Hollingburst s style It can delicately register so many things shades of emotion, nuances of intellection, as well as symphonies of physical movement, as in the suburban boxing tournament [..]

  • This book is tricksily misleading on a number of fronts It has been described as deeply thrilling and darkly erotic I think I might have missed something then at first appearance it s a breezy but self obsessed commentary by flirtatious man about town, William Beckwith young, moneyed, unscrupulous, [..]

  • This book is extremely good written Very erotic and very gay ish It could have had 50 pages less or 100 pages , it wouldn t have had any influence on the storyline What a storyline It doesn t have a typical beginning, culminating and ending.Here the journey itself is a destination It is for [..]

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