''The Master,'' by Colm Toibin, and ''The Line of Beauty,''
by Alan Hollinghurst, which won. ''The Master'' is very much an
old-fashioned gay novel, consisting, as a friend put it, of ''chapter
after chapter in which Henry James doesn't know what we all already know
he doesn't know.'' The hero of ''The Line of Beauty'' knows very well
that he is gay, but the story focuses more on his experiences than on
his struggles to define himself. To its credit, ''The Line of Beauty''
is about much more than being gay in London in the 1980's; it is about
the world of that time, its political and moral geography, and therefore
about history and what it means to be human, and to live in that world.
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