City Boy

Author: Edmund White
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783867878852
Release Date: 2015-10-03
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

In den Sechzigern und Siebzigern war New York eine gefährliche, chaotische und turbulente Stadt. Es war die Stadt von William Burroughs, Susan Sontag, Robert Mapplethorpe - und Edmund White. Mit schonungsloser Offenheit, mit Witz und Eleganz beschreibt White in seinen Erinnerungen das Leben der Bohème dieser bewegten Jahre an einem Ort, an dem alles möglich schien. "City Boy" beschwört die lebendige Künstler- und Intellektuellenszene und die berauschende Atmosphäre New Yorks mit beeindruckender Klarheit, Brillanz und einem unvergleichlichen Gespür für den Augenblick.

Jack Holmes and His Friend

Author: Edmund White
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781408824610
Release Date: 2012-01-05
Genre: Fiction

Jack Holmes is suffering from unrequited love. It doesn't look as if there will ever be anyone else he falls for: the other men he takes to bed never stay for long. Jack's friend Will Wright comes from old stock, has aspirations to be a writer and, like Jack, works on the Northern Review. Jack will introduce Will to the beautiful, brittle young woman he will marry, but is discreet about his own adventures in love - for this is sixties New York, literary and intense, before gay liberation; a concoction of old society, bohemians rich and poor, sleek European immigrants and transplanted Midwesterners. Against this charged backdrop, the different lives of Jack and Will intertwine, and as their loves come and go, they will always be, at the very least, friends.

Arts and Letters

Author: Edmund White
Publisher: Cleis Press
ISBN: 9781573442480
Release Date: 2006-08-02
Genre: Literary Collections

In these 39 lively essays and profiles, bestselling novelist and biographer Edmund White draws on his wide reading and his sly humour to illuminate some of the most influential writers, artists and cultural icons of the past century, among them Marcel Proust, Catherine Deneuve, George Eliot, Andy Warhol, André Gide, David Geffen, and Robert Mapplethorpe. 'Anyone who loves arts and letters even half as much as Edmund White will enjoy this fine collection by this admirable American writer.' - The Washington Post Book World

Our Paris

Author: Edmund White
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 9780307800466
Release Date: 2011-11-02
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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 “kind and elegant” catholic priest whose hair had been stroked by Cavafy, to Billy Boy, the jewelry designer with 16,000 Barbies, there is delightful eccentricity to this collaboration. Written during Sorin’s decline to AIDS, Our Paris is a poignant look at the couple and the city they loved. From the Hardcover edition.

Marcel Proust

Author: Edmund White
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101202821
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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 the darling of Parisian salons, the grasper after honors, and the closeted homosexual-a subject this book is the first to explore openly. From the frothiest gossip to the deepest angst, here is a moving portrait to be treasured by anyone looking for an introduction to this literary icon.

Die Gaben der Sch nheit

Author: Edmund White
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783959852562
Release Date: 2017-02-15
Genre: Fiction

Guy hat es geschafft: Aus der Armut der französischen Provinz hat er den Olymp der Modewelt im New York der Achtziger erklommen. Reihenweise erliegen die Männer seiner Schönheit, die ihn im Sommer zur größten Attraktion Fire Islands macht. Wie ein moderner Dorian Grey scheint er niemals zu altern und wird von älteren Verehrern mit Geschenken überhäuft - bis ihn die Zeit schließlich einholt und sein Leben für immer verändert. In seinem eleganten wie geistreichen Roman schwelgt Edmund White in der Magie der Schönheit, um im nächsten Moment ihre Oberfläche zu durchdringen und ihre Macht zu ergründen - die Macht, zu faszinieren, zu täuschen, zu beherrschen.

Inside a Pearl

Author: Edmund White
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781408820452
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Authors, American

A literary treat: a memoir of Edmund White's years among the cultural and intellectual elite of 1980s Paris

Our Young Man

Author: Edmund White
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781632860026
Release Date: 2016-04-05
Genre: Fiction

Our Young Man follows the life of a gorgeous Frenchman, Guy, as he goes from the industrial city of Clermont-Ferrand to the top of the modeling profession in New York City's fashion world, becoming the darling of Fire Island's gay community. Like Wilde's Dorian Grey, Guy never seems to age; at thirty-five he is still modeling, still enjoying lavish gifts from older men who believe he's twenty-three--though their attentions always come at a price. Ambivalently, Guy lets them believe, driven especially by the memory of growing up poor, until he finds he needs the lie to secure not only wealth, but love itself. Surveying the full spectrum of gay amorous life through the disco era and into the age of AIDS, Edmund White (who worked at Vogue for ten years) explores the power of physical beauty--to fascinate, to enslave, and to deceive--with sparkling wit and pathos.

A Boy s Own Story

Author: Edmund White
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781509813872
Release Date: 2016-06-16
Genre: Fiction

With an introduction by Alan Hollinghurst. It was his power that stupefied me and made me regard my knowledge as nothing more than hired cleverness he might choose to show off at a dinner party. A Boy's Own Story traces an unnamed narrator's coming-of-age during the 1950s. Beset by aloof parents, a cruel sister, and relentless mocking from his peers, the boy struggles with his sexuality, seeking consolation in art and literature, and in his own fantastic imagination as he fills his head with romantic expectations. The result is a book of exquisite poignancy and humour that moves towards a conclusion which will allow the boy to leave behind his childhood forever. Originally published in 1982 as the first of Edmund White's trilogy of autobiographical novels, A Boy's Own Story became an instant classic for its pioneering portrayal of homosexuality. Lyrical and powerfully evocative, this is an American literary treasure.

The Married Man

Author: Edmund White
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307764485
Release Date: 2010-09-08
Genre: Fiction

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 temperament. Before long, however, the past begins to catch up with them. In a desperate quest to save health and happiness, they move from Venice to Key West, from Montreal in the snow to Providence in the rain. But it is amid the bleak, baking sands of the Sahara that their love is pushed to its ultimate crisis.

Caracole

Author: Edmund White
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307764515
Release Date: 2010-09-08
Genre: Fiction

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 and 1980s New York. To that city comes Gabriel, an awkward boy from the provinces whose social naïveté and sexual ardor make him endlessly attractive to a variety of patrons and paramours. "A seduction through language, a masque without masks, Caracole brings back to startling life a dormant strain in serious American writing: the idea of the romantic."--Cynthia Ozick

The Unpunished Vice

Author: Edmund White
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781635571189
Release Date: 2018-06-26
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A new memoir from acclaimed author Edmund White about his life as a reader. Literary icon Edmund White made his name through his writing but remembers his life through the books he has read. For White, each momentous occasion came with a book to match: Proust's Remembrance of Things Past, which opened up the seemingly closed world of homosexuality while he was at boarding school in Michigan; the Ezra Pound poems adored by a lover he followed to New York; the biography of Stephen Crane that inspired one of White's novels. But it wasn't until heart surgery in 2014, when he temporarily lost his desire to read, that White realized the key role that reading played in his life: forming his tastes, shaping his memories, and amusing him through the best and worst life had to offer. Blending memoir and literary criticism, The Unpunished Vice is a compendium of all the ways reading has shaped White's life and work. His larger-than-life presence on the literary scene lends itself to fascinating, intimate insights into the lives of some of the world's best-loved cultural figures. With characteristic wit and candor, he recalls reading Henry James to Peggy Guggenheim in her private gondola in Venice and phone calls at eight o'clock in the morning to Vladimir Nabokov--who once said that White was his favorite American writer. Featuring writing that has appeared in the New York Review of Books and the Paris Review, among others, The Unpunished Vice is a wickedly smart and insightful account of a life in literature.

States of Desire Revisited

Author: Edmund White
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres
ISBN: 9780299302641
Release Date: 2014-09-18
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Edmund White looks back at the varied cultures of the 1970s Gay Liberation era across the United States just before the 1980s devastation of AIDS, and in an afterword reflects on the internet s role today in creating a new global GLBTQ community. "