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A Boy's Own Story: A Novel
by Edmund White
“An extraordinary novel” about growing up gay in the 1950s American Midwest ( The New York Times Book Review ). Critically lauded upon its initial publication in 1982 for its pioneering depiction of homosexuality,  A Boy’s Own Story  is a moving tale about coming-of-age in midcentury America. With searing clarity and...
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Categories: All Sex & Erotica; LGBT Fiction
Marcel Proust: A Life (Penguin Lives)
by Edmund White
If there is anyone worthy of producing an intimate biography of the enigmatic genius behind Remembrance of Things Past , it is Edmund White, himself an award- winning writer for whom Marcel Proust has long been an obsession. White introduces us not only to the recluse endlessly rewriting his one massive work through the night, but also...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Arts & Literature Bios & Memoirs
Forgetting Elena: A Novel (Vintage International)
by Edmund White
Combining glittering wit, an atmosphere dense in social paranoia, and a breathtaking elegance and precision of language, White's first novel suggests a hilarious apotheosis of the comedy of manners. For, on the privileged island community where Forgetting Elena takes place, manners are everything. Or so it seems to White's...
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction; LGBT Fiction; Literary Fiction
Hotel de Dream: A New York Novel
by Edmund White
In a damp, old Sussex castle, American literary phenomenon Stephen Crane lies on his deathbed, wasting away from tuberculosis at the age of twenty-eight. The world-famous author has retreated to England with his wife, Cora, in part to avoid gossip about her ignominious past as the proprietress of an infamous Florida bordello, the Hotel...
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Categories: All Historical Fiction; Contemporary Fiction
City Boy: My Life in New York During the 1960s and '70s
by Edmund White
In the New York of the 1970s, in the wake of Stonewall and in the midst of economic collapse, you might find the likes of Jasper Johns and William Burroughs at the next cocktail party, and you were as likely to be caught arguing Marx at the New York City Ballet as cruising for sex in the warehouses and parked trucks along the Hudson....
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Categories: All Nonfiction; All Sex & Erotica; Arts & Literature Bios & Memoirs; Memoirs
The Farewell Symphony (Vintage International)
by Edmund White
Following A Boy's Own Story (now a classic of American fiction) and his richly acclaimed The Beautiful Room Is Empty, here is the eagerly awaited final volume of Edmund White's groundbreaking autobiographical trilogy. Named for the work by Haydn in which the instrumentalists leave the stage one after another until only a single...
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Categories: All Sex & Erotica; Contemporary Fiction; LGBT Fiction; Literary Fiction
Caracole (Vintage International)
by Edmund White
In French caracole means "prancing"; in English, "caper." Both words perfectly describe this high-spirited erotic adventure. In Caracole , White invents an entire world where country gentry languish in decaying mansions and foppish intellectuals exchange lovers and gossip in an occupied city that resembles both Paris under the Nazis...
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Categories: All Sex & Erotica; Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
Skinned Alive: Stories (Vintage International)
by Edmund White
The eight stories in this erotic and heartbreaking collection are barometers of difference. They measure the distance between an American expatriate and the Frenchman who tutors him in table manners and rough sex; the gulf between a man dying of AIDS and his uncomprehending relatives.
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Categories: All Sex & Erotica; Contemporary Fiction; Literary Fiction
Our Paris: Sketches from Memory
by Edmund White
Edmund White’s charming, funny, telling series of vignettes of the Paris neighborhood where he and his lover, French architect and illustrator Hubert Sorin, lived. In this ode to Pairs, the everyday becomes extraordinary with White’s observations accompanied by Sorin’s illustrations. With characters like Father Pierre Riches, the...
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Categories: All LBGT; All Nonfiction; Arts & Literature Bios & Memoirs
The Burning Library: Essays (Vintage International)
by Edmund White
Along with his groundbreaking essays that redefine politics, language, identity, and friendship in the light of gay experience and desire, this magisterial collection of 25 years of White's nonfiction writings includes dazzling subversive appreciations of cultural icons as diverse as Truman Capote and Cormac McCarthy, Robert Mapplethorpe...
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Categories: All LBGT
Arts and Letters
by Edmund White
A dazzling collection of profiles and interviews by the preeminent American cultural essayist of our time. In these 39 lively essays and profiles, best-selling novelist and biographer Edmund White draws on his wide reading and his sly good humor to illuminate some of the most influential writers, artists, and cultural icons of the past...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Arts & Literature Bios & Memoirs; Social Sciences
The Married Man: A Novel (Vintage International)
by Edmund White
In Edmund White's most moving novel yet, an American living in Paris finds his life transformed by an unexpected love affair. Austin Smith is pushing fifty, loveless and drifting, until one day he meets Julien, a much younger, married Frenchman. In the beginning, the lovers' only impediments are the comic clashes of culture, age, and...
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Categories: All Sex & Erotica; Contemporary Fiction; LGBT Fiction; Literary Fiction
The Beautiful Room Is Empty: A Novel (Vintage International)
by Edmund White
When the narrator of White's poised yet scalding autobiographical novel first embarks on his sexual odyssey, it is the 1950s, and America is "a big gray country of families on drowsy holiday." That country has no room for a scholarly teenager with guilty but insatiable stirrings toward other men. Moving from a Midwestern college to the...
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Categories: Contemporary Fiction; LGBT Fiction; Literary Fiction
Genet: A Biography
by Edmund White
In this revelatory biography of Jean Genet, we have the first full-scale life of one of the great -- and controversial -- figures of twentieth-century literature. Edmund White shows us the writer in all his permutations: poet, dandy, homosexual, thief; a 'thug of genius', as Simone de Beauvoir called him. Moving from Genet's...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; All Sex & Erotica; Arts & Literature Bios & Memoirs
The Flaneur: A Stroll through the Paradoxes of Paris
by Edmund White
A flaneur is a stroller, a loiterer, someone who ambles through city streets in search of adventure and fulfillment. Edmund White, who lived in Paris for sixteen years, wanders through the streets and avenues and along the quays, into parts of Paris virtually unknown to visitors and indeed to many Parisians. In the hands of the...
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Categories: Memoirs; Travel
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