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  • A Boy's Own Storyby Edmund White

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 14.99

    A groundbreaking novel about coming out from one of America?s preeminent gay writers 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 unabashed wit, Edmund White?s unnamed protagonist yearns... more...

  • Marcel Proustby Edmund White

    Penguin Group US 1999; US$ 14.00

    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... more...

  • The Beautiful Room Is Emptyby Edmund White

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95

    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 Stonewall Tavern... more...

  • Genetby Edmund White

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 22.00

    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 illegitimate birth in... more...

  • Forgetting Elenaby Edmund White

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00

    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 excruciatingly self-conscious... more...

  • Skinned Aliveby Edmund White

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95

    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. more...

  • The Burning Libraryby Edmund White

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.95

    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 and the singer... more...

  • Our Parisby Edmund White

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 22.00

    With 30 drawings by Hubert Sorin. From the Hardcover edition. more...

  • Rimbaudby Edmund White

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2009; US$ 10.19

    Poet and prodigy Arthur Rimbaud (1854-1891) died young but his extraordinary poetry continues to influence and inspire - fans include Dylan, Jim Morrison, Patti Smith. His long poem Un Saison en Enfer and his collection Illuminations are central to the modern canon. Having sworn off writing at the age of twenty-one, Rimbaud drifted around the... more...

  • City Boyby Edmund White

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 11.99

    In the New Y ork 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. This is the New... more...