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The swimming-pool library

by Alan Hollinghurst

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  • 36 Currently reading

Published by Vintage Books in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • London (England)
    • Subjects:
    • Gay men -- Fiction.,
    • London (England) -- Fiction.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementAlan Hollinghurst.
      SeriesVintage international
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR6058.O4467 S9 1989
      The Physical Object
      Pagination336 p. ;
      Number of Pages336
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2216767M
      ISBN 100679722564
      LC Control Number89040113

        The Swimming-pool Library (Book): Hollinghurst, Alan: 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. Derived from back of book.   The Swimming-Pool Library is a perfect debut, in that it arrives confidently, with a fully formed style and bank of themes that the author would go on to explore for years to come * Attitude * Beautifully welds the standard conventions of fiction to a tale of modern tells of impurities with shimmering elegance, of complexities with a camp-fired wit and of truths with a /5(K).

        The swimming-pool library Item Preview remove-circle Internet Archive Contributor Internet Archive Language English. Access-restricted-item true Addeddate Boxid Internet Archive Books. Delaware County District Library (Ohio) Scanned in China. American : The Swimming-Pool Library focuses on the friendship of two men: William Beckwith, a young gay aristocrat who leads a life of privilege and promiscuity, and Lord Nantwich, an elderly man searching for someone to write his biography and inherit his traditions.

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The Swimming-Pool Library. 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 /5.

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/5().

Alan Hollinghurst is the author of the novels The Swimming-Pool Library; The Folding Star; The Spell; The Line of Beauty, winner of the Man Booker Prize and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; and The Stranger’s.

More about Alan Hollinghurst. About Alan Hollinghurst. ALAN HOLLINGHURST is the author of the novels The Stranger's Child, The Swimming-Pool Library, The Folding Star, The Spell, and The Line of Beauty, which won the Man Booker Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.4/5(13).

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The swimming-pool library by Alan Hollinghurst,Vintage Books edition, in English - 1st Vintage international by: A Swimming-Pool Library is a book review blog dedicated to curating literature for queer men.

When I was coming to grips with my own sexuality, books like these were my only resource and have played the greatest part in my development as both an individual and a gay man.

And the new book certainly falls somewhat short of Hollinghurst's best work – The Swimming Pool Library, The Folding Star and The Line of Beauty.

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The Swimming-Pool Library focuses on the friendship of two men: William Beckwith, a young gay aristocrat who leads a life of privilege and promiscuity, and Lord Nantwich, an elderly man searching for someone to write his biography and inherit his traditions/5.

The Swimming Pool Library () depicts a homosexual sub-section of London. Set inthe novel describes the bohemian lifestyle of the promiscuous Will Beckwith, a young man of aristocratic descent, who spends his days gorging on culture and young men, frequently picking up boys at the Corinthian club; the gym where he swims regularly, and a hot bed of homosexual peacocking.

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