When the narrator of White's poised yet scalding autobiographical novel first embarks on his sexual odyssey, it is the 1950s, and America is "a big gray country of families on drowsy holiday." That country has no room for a scholarly teenager with guilty but insatiable stirrings toward other men. Moving from a Midwestern college to the Stonewall Tavern on the night of the first gay uprising--and p...
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage; Reprint edition (October 4, 1994)
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.6 x 8 inches
Amazon Rank: 433046
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I read The Beautiful Room is Empty after having read City Boy [by White] which was a memoir. That being the case, it took a little while to get used to a fictional portrait of a boy growing up - a homosexual boy - a 'boy from across the way'. In the ...
eloquent queens, butch poseurs, and a fearfully incompetent shrink--The Beautiful Room is Empty conflates the acts of coming out and coming of age."With intelligence, candor, humor--and anger--White explores the most insidious aspects of oppression.... An impressive novel."--Washington Post book World