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White, Edmund 1940-

Works: 409 works in 1,429 publications in 12 languages and 36,324 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Biographies  Bildungsromans  Autobiographical fiction  History  Biographical fiction  Short stories  Gay fiction  Romance fiction 
Subject Headings: Authors, American 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Other, Contributor, Performer, zxx, Donor, Commentator, Narrator, win
Classifications: PS3573.H463, 813.54
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A boy's own story by Edmund White( Book )

81 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At home, in school, and on the streets, a homosexual teenager moves through comic sexual experiments, isolation, fear, and exciting expectations toward an escape from childhood and a firm sense of self
Genet : a biography by Edmund White( Book )

35 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of French author Jean Genet
The first men by Edmund White( Book )

24 editions published between 1972 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 1,564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Marcel Proust by Edmund White( Book )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Considered the greatest - and most influential - writer of the twentieth century, Marcel Proust was also one of its most fascinating figures. In this portrait, Edmund White, author of an acclaimed biography of Jean Genet and the much admired novel A Boy's Own Story displays a rare understanding of this most complex man. A strange, reclusive genius who often lay in bed for days at a time in his cork-lined room, obsessively rewriting his masterpiece, Remembrance of Things Past, Proust was at other times a tireless socialite, attending the grandest parties and dazzling the guests - especially the most important ones - with his vivacity and wit. White also depicts the yearning, lonely boy, the ambitious grasper after honors, and the miserably closeted homosexual, an aspect of his life that this book explores frankly and perceptively."--Jacket
The beautiful room is empty by Edmund White( Book )

48 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Moving from a Midwestern college to the Stonewall Tavern on the night of the first gay uprising--and populated by eloquent queens, butch poseurs, and a fearfully incompetent shrink--The beautiful room is empty conflates the acts of coming out and coming of age."--Cover
The married man by Edmund White( Book )

34 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 1,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Austin, an American working in Paris, and Julien, a French architect, fall in love, but "inevitably ... Julien's past catches up with them. With increasing desperation, in a quest to save health and happiness, they move from the shuttered squares of Venice to sun-drenched Key West, to Montreal in the snow and Providence in the rain. But it is amid the bleak, baking sands of the Sahara that their love is pushed to its ultimate crisis."--Jacket
The farewell symphony : a novel by Edmund White( Book )

35 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and Dutch and held by 1,143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A writer looks back on a decade of homosexual affairs on both sides of the Atlantic. In the process he describes the gay man's dilemma, on the one hand he wants the right to be different, on the other he wants to be accepted as normal
States of desire revisited : travels in gay America by Edmund White( )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Holmes and his friend : a novel by Edmund White( Book )

18 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the decades-long friendship of Jack Holmes and Will Wright, which is marked by Jack's secret love for Will, Will's marriage in spite of conflicted sexual feelings, and the devastating rise of AIDS--
Fanny : a fiction by Edmund White( Book )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and French and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictional account based on the life of Fanny Wright is presented from the perspective of social critic and biographer Frances Trollope, who remembers young Wright's utopian idealism and move to mid-nineteenth century America
Hotel de Dream : a New York novel by Edmund White( Book )

31 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale inspired by the final days of literary master Stephen Crane is set in the underworld of turn-of-the-century New York and follows his death-bed dictation of his final novel, "The Painted Boy," while biding farewell to a long-time love
David Hockney : portraits by Marco Livingstone( Book )

18 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"David Hockney (b. 1937) is one of the most significant artists exploring and pushing the boundaries of figurative art today. Hockney has been engaged with portraiture since his teenage years, when he painted Portrait of my Father (1955), and his self-portraits and depictions of family, lovers, and friends represent an intimate visual diary of the artist's life." "This illustrated book examines Hockney's portraits in all media - painting, drawing, photographs, and prints - and has been produced in close collaboration with the artist. Featured subjects include members of Hockney's family and private circle, as well as portraits of such artists and cultural figures as Lucian Freud, Francesco Clemente, R. B. Kitaj, Helmut Newton, Lawrence Weschler, and W. H. Auden. The authors reveal how Hockney's creative development and concerns about representation can be traced through his portrait work: from his battle with naturalism to his experimentation with and later rejection of photography, and from his recent camera lucida drawings to his return to painting from life in oil." "Featuring more than 250 works from the past fifty years, David Hockney Portraits illustrates not only the fascinating range of Hockney's creative practice but also the unique and cyclical nature of his artistic concerns."--BOOK JACKET
Rimbaud : the double life of a rebel by Edmund White( Book )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poet and prodigy Arthur Rimbaud led a life that was tragically brief, but just as dramatically eventful and accomplished
Skinned alive : stories by Edmund White( Book )

19 editions published between 1966 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight stories featuring homosexual protagonists. The story, Pyrography, is on the discomfort of a gay boy camping with two straight boys, Running on Empty describes a man's emotions on learning he is HIV-positive, and Palace Days is on the adventures of two American homosexuals in Paris
The Faber book of gay short fiction( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The burning library : essays by Edmund White( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wide range of White's writings, arranged chronologically, on art, literature, politics, and sexuality
States of desire : travels in gay America by Edmund White( Book )

30 editions published between 1980 and 1991 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"City-by-city tour of the scenes and the lives gay men live today."--Page 4 of cover
It occurs to me that I am America : new stories and art by Richard/ Oates, Joyce Carol/ Gaiman, Neil/ Child, Lee/ Clark, Mary Higgins Russo( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This provocative, unprecedented anthology features original short stories from thirty authors, celebrating the fundamental ideals of a free, just, and compassionate democracy. Included are pages of daring, full-color and black-and-white art, that support our country's founding premise as the land of the free. Royalties from the book will be donated to the American Civil Liberties Union
Nocturnes for the King of Naples by Edmund White( Book )

17 editions published between 1978 and 1988 in English and German and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hauntingly beautiful evocation of lost love, Noctunes for the King of Naples has all the startling, almost embarrassing, intimacy of a stranger's love letters. The intense emotional situation envelops the readers from the first page; like all images in a dream, White's characters are the most real people we know, thought they remain phantoms. Each chapter, each nocturne, is set in a different emotional key, but all are interconnected through such subtle modulations that the final effect is devastating
Our young man : a novel by Edmund White( Book )

15 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 explores the power of physical beauty -- to fascinate, to enslave, and to deceive -- with sparkling wit and pathos"--Dust jacket flap
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Marcel Proust
Genet : a biographyMarcel ProustThe beautiful room is emptyThe married manThe farewell symphony : a novelJack Holmes and his friend : a novelFanny : a fictionHotel de Dream : a New York novel
Alternative Names
Edmund White American novelist and LGBT essayist

Edmund White Amerikaans schrijver

Edmund White amerikansk författare

Edmund White amerikansk skribent

Edmund White novel·lista, memorialista i assagista estatunidenc

Edmund White novelista estadounidense

Edmund White romancier américain

Edmund White scrittore, critico letterario e saggista statunitense

Edmund White US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Essayist

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