The Gay Place by Billy Lee BrammerThe Gay Place by Billy Lee Brammer

The Gay Place

byBilly Lee BrammerIntroduction byDon Graham, Graham Don

Paperback | January 1, 1994

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Set in Texas, The Gay Place consists of three interlocking novels, each with a different protagonist—a member of the state legislature, the state's junior senator, and the governor's press secretary. The governor himself, Arthur Fenstemaker, a master politician, infinitely canny and seductive, remains the dominant figure throughout.

Billy Lee Brammer—who served on Lyndon Johnson's staff—gives us here "the excitement of a political carnival: the sideshows, the freaks, and the ghoulish comedy atmosphere" (Saturday Review).

Originally published in 1961, The Gay Place is at once a cult classic and a major American novel.

Title:The Gay PlaceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:560 pages, 8.22 × 5.42 × 1.13 inPublished:January 1, 1994Publisher:University Of Texas Press

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ISBN - 10:0292708319

ISBN - 13:9780292708310

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • The Flea Circus
  • Room Enough to Caper
  • Country Pleasures

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Set in Texas, The Gay Place consists of three interlocking novels, each with a different protagonist - a member of the state legislature, the state's junior senator, and the governor's press secretary. The governor himself, Arthur Fenstemaker, a master politician, infinitely canny and seductive, remains the dominant figure throughout.

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Set in Texas, The Gay Place consists of three interlocking novels, each with a different protagonist—a member of the state legislature, the state's junior senator, and the governor's press secretary. The governor himself, Arthur Fenstemaker, a master politician, infinitely canny and seductive, remains the dominant figure throughout. Billy Lee Brammer—who served on Lyndon Johnson's staff—gives us here "the excitement of a political carnival: the sideshows, the freaks, and the ghoulish comedy atmosphere" (Saturday Review).Originally published in 1961, The Gay Place is at once a cult classic and a major American novel."An American classic in which a Johnsonian figure named Arthur 'Goddam' Fenstemaker strides through the pages, large, earthy, intelligent, threatening, working it seemed more often on the side of the angels than against them." - Gore Vidal