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Groundbreaking literary icon Edmund White reflects on his remarkable life in New York in an era when the city was economically devastated but incandescent with art and ideas. White struggles to gain literary recognition, witnesses the rise of the gay rights movement, and has memorable encounters with luminaries from Elizabeth Bishop to William Burroughs, Susan Sontag to Jasper Johns. Recording his ambitions and desires, recalling lovers and literary heroes, White displays the wit, candor, and generosity that have defined his unique voice over the decades.

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An esteemed novelist and cultural critic, Edmund White is the author of many books, including the autobiographical novel A Boy's Own Story; a previous memoir, My Lives; and most recently a biography of poet Arthur Rimbaud. White lives in New York City and teaches writing at Princeton University.

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Susmita Dubey, January 24, 2011 (view all comments by Susmita Dubey)
Edmund White is a well-known novelist and critic, and here he has given us a first-hand view into the creative class in Manhattan in the 1960s and 70s. White describes the changing gay social scene before and after Stonewall, and also drops numerous influential names -- both gay and straight -- he encountered and who befriended him, including Howard Moss (then the poetry editor for The New Yorker), Peggy Guggenheim, and James Merrill. At times serious and at times funny, White describes love affairs and friendships, some fleeting and others lasting for decades.
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ISBN:
9781608192342
Author:
White, Edmund
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
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Literary
Subject:
Biography - General
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Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20100931
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TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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