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The gay place : being three related novels, Billy Lee Brammer ; with a new introduction by Don Graham

Label
The gay place : being three related novels
Title
The gay place
Title remainder
being three related novels
Statement of responsibility
Billy Lee Brammer ; with a new introduction by Don Graham
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Gay Place is a series of three novellas, with interlocking plots and characters, by American author Billy Lee Brammer. The novellas, published in a single book, include The Flea Circus, Room Enough to Caper and Country Pleasures. Set in an unnamed state identical to Texas, each novella has a different protagonist: Roy Sherwood, a member of the state legislature; Neil Christiansen, the state's junior senator; and Jay McGown, the governor's speechwriter. The governor himself, Arthur Fenstemaker, a master politician (said to have been based on Brammer's mentor Lyndon Johnson[1]) serves as the dominant figure throughout. The book also includes characters based on Brammer, his wife Nadine,[2] Johnson's wife Ladybird, and his brother Sam Houston Johnson
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The gay place : being three related novels, Billy Lee Brammer ; with a new introduction by Don Graham
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1961
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. xxxi-xxxiv)
Contents
The flea circus -- Room enough to caper -- Country pleasures
Control code
31134157
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st University of Texas Press ed.
Extent
xxxiv, 526 p.
Immediate source of acquisition
Gift of Andrew Ivins.
Isbn
9780292708310
Isbn Type
(paper)
Lccn
94024649
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1995. Paperbound.
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Gift of Bill and Sally Wittliff, 1998 (Access. No. 98-166). Flier announcing the re-publication reception (1 sheet) laid in. Paperbound.
Label
The gay place : being three related novels, Billy Lee Brammer ; with a new introduction by Don Graham
Publication
Note
Originally published: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1961
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. xxxi-xxxiv)
Contents
The flea circus -- Room enough to caper -- Country pleasures
Control code
31134157
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st University of Texas Press ed.
Extent
xxxiv, 526 p.
Immediate source of acquisition
Gift of Andrew Ivins.
Isbn
9780292708310
Isbn Type
(paper)
Lccn
94024649
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1995. Paperbound.
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Gift of Bill and Sally Wittliff, 1998 (Access. No. 98-166). Flier announcing the re-publication reception (1 sheet) laid in. Paperbound.

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