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The gay place : being three related novels, William Brammer

Label
The gay place : being three related novels
Title
The gay place
Title remainder
being three related novels
Statement of responsibility
William Brammer
Creator
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
Awards note
Houghton Mifflin Literary Fellowship Award winner (1960).
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Label
The gay place : being three related novels, William Brammer
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
The flea circus -- Room enough to caper -- Country pleasures
Control code
1509055
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
526 p.
Lccn
61005245 /L
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Gift of Carolyn Harris, 1990 (Access. No. 1990-004). Signed by author. With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): 1st printing, 1961. Purchased, 1995. From the library of Sam Whitten (Access. No. 1995-150). Author's inscribed presentation copy to Sam & Virginia [Whitten]. With covered dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 3 (SW Writers): Gift of Rollo Newsom, 2011 (Access. No. 2011-004). With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 4 (SW Writers): Forms part of: A. C. Greene Library. Gift of Meredith Greene Megaw, 2012 (Access. No. 2012-026). Author's inscribed presentation copy to A.C. & Betty [Greene]. Clothbound.
Label
The gay place : being three related novels, William Brammer
Publication
Contents
The flea circus -- Room enough to caper -- Country pleasures
Control code
1509055
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
526 p.
Lccn
61005245 /L
Note
  • Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Gift of Carolyn Harris, 1990 (Access. No. 1990-004). Signed by author. With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): 1st printing, 1961. Purchased, 1995. From the library of Sam Whitten (Access. No. 1995-150). Author's inscribed presentation copy to Sam & Virginia [Whitten]. With covered dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 3 (SW Writers): Gift of Rollo Newsom, 2011 (Access. No. 2011-004). With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 4 (SW Writers): Forms part of: A. C. Greene Library. Gift of Meredith Greene Megaw, 2012 (Access. No. 2012-026). Author's inscribed presentation copy to A.C. & Betty [Greene]. Clothbound.

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