The Great Gay Novelist Of World War II (And His Inelegant Demise)
John Horne Burns was brilliant, handsome, egotistical, competitive, vainglorious, vicious, closeted, and very fond of alcohol. His now-forgotten 1947 book The Gallery
was rapturously received as the first great novel of the War - a zenith from which Burns fell fall fast and hard.
The New York Times Magazine 06/16/13