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Clouds and Eclipses

(2006)
A collection of stories by

 
 
Celebrated for more than fifty years as a world-renowned novelist, essayist, and political figure and commentator, Gore Vidal is less known for the exquisitely crafted short fiction he wrote as a young man. Like the work of Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams, his stories have been overshadowed by the author's triumphs writing in other genres. Still, Vidal's short fiction offers us a portrait of the young artist in the 1940s and 1950s. His subtle and comic tales often center on adolescence and homosexual themes. In Three Stratagems, a middle-aged gay man encounters a male prostitute while vacationing in Key West. In The Zenner Trophy, the star athlete at an elite boys school is expelled for sexual relations with a classmate. These stories were gathered along with five others into a 1956 volume, A Thirsty Evil, and for decades were thought to comprise Vidal's complete short fiction.

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July 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: Clouds and Eclipses: The Collected Short Stories
Author(s): Gore Vidal
ISBN: 0-7867-1810-2 / 978-0-7867-1810-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Da Capo Press
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Audio Editions

November 2019 : USA Audio CD

Title: Clouds and Eclipses: The Collected Short Stories (2006)
Author(s): Gore Vidal
ISBN: 1-5436-9606-6 / 978-1-5436-9606-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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November 2019 : USA Audio CD

Title: Clouds and Eclipses: The Collected Short Stories (2006)
Author(s): Gore Vidal
ISBN: 1-5436-9607-4 / 978-1-5436-9607-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU