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White, Edmund 1940-

Works: 380 works in 1,531 publications in 10 languages and 41,455 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biographies  Gay fiction  Bildungsromans  History  Short stories  Autobiographical fiction  Biographical fiction  Autobiographies  Interviews 
Subject Headings: Authors, American 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Interviewee, Collector, Other, Performer, Redactor, win, Creator, Narrator, Donor, Commentator
Classifications: PS3573.H463, 813.54
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A boy's own story by Edmund White( Book )

89 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,024 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 )

42 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

25 editions published between 1972 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 1,493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the evolutionary process by which nonman was transformed to man, and of the characteristics, lives and achievements of Homo erectus, the first man
Marcel Proust by Edmund White( Book )

24 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,369 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 )

55 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,331 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 )

36 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 1,230 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
States of desire revisited : travels in gay America by Edmund White( )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book looks back from the twenty-first century at a pivotal moment in the late 1970s: Gay Liberation was a new and flourishing movement of creative culture, political activism, and sexual freedom, just before the 1980s devastation of AIDS. The author traveled America, recording impressions of gay individuals and communities that remain perceptive and captivating today. He noted politicos in D.C. working the system, in-fighting radicals in New York and San Francisco, butch guys in Houston and self-loathing but courteous gentlemen in Memphis, the "Fifties in Deep Freeze" in Kansas City, progressive thinkers with conservative style in Minneapolis and Portland, wealth and beauty in Los Angeles, and, in Santa Fe, a desert retreat for older gays and lesbians since the 1920s.--Publisher's description
The farewell symphony : a novel by Edmund White( Book )

40 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and Dutch and held by 1,141 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
Hotel de Dream : a New York novel by Edmund White( Book )

35 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 927 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 David Hockney( Book )

19 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 910 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."--Jacket
Jack Holmes and his friend : a novel by Edmund White( Book )

19 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jack Holmes and Will Wright arrive in New York in the calm before the storm of the 1960s. Coworkers at a cultural journal, they soon become good friends. Jack even introduces Will to the woman he will marry. But their friendship is complicated: Jack is also in love with Will. Troubled by his subversive longings, Jack sees a psychiatrist and dates a few women, while also pursuing short-lived liaisons with other men. But in the two decades of their friendship, from the first stirrings of gay liberation through the catastrophe of AIDS, Jack remains devoted to Will. And as Will embraces his heterosexual sensuality, nearly destroying his marriage in the process, the two men share a newfound libertinism in a city that is itself embracing its freedom."--Jacket
Fanny : a fiction by Edmund White( Book )

24 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and French and held by 904 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
Rimbaud : the double life of a rebel by Edmund White( Book )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poet and prodigy Arthur Rimbaud led a life that was tragically brief, but just as dramatically eventful and accomplished
The Stonewall reader by Edmund White( Book )

7 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, an anthology chronicling the tumultuous fight for LGBTQ rights in the 1960s and the activists who spearheaded it, with a foreword by Edmund White. June 28, 2019 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, which is considered the most significant event in the gay liberation movement, and the catalyst for the modern fight for LGBTQ rights in the United States. Drawing from the New York Public Library's archives, The Stonewall Reader is a collection of first accounts, diaries, periodic literature, and articles from LGBTQ magazines and newspapers that documented both the years leading up to and the years following the riots. Most importantly the anthology spotlights both iconic activists who were pivotal in the movement, such as Sylvia Rivera, co-founder of Street Transvestites Action Revolutionaries (STAR), as well as forgotten figures like Ernestine Eckstein, one of the few out, African American, lesbian activists in the 1960s. The anthology focuses on the events of 1969, the five years before, and the five years after. Jason Baumann, the NYPL coordinator of humanities and LGBTQ collections, has edited and introduced the volume to coincide with the NYPL exhibition he has curated on the Stonewall uprising and gay liberation movement of 1969"--
Skinned alive : stories by Edmund White( Book )

22 editions published between 1966 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 822 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 )

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

Explores expressions of homosexuality in English and American literature. This selection reveals the diffidence and confidence of gay writers. Works by voices of 20th century literature - James Baldwin and Tennessee Williams - are matched by writers of promise - Adam Mars-Jones and David Leavitt
Spontaneous mind : selected interviews, 1958-1996 by Allen Ginsberg( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The interviews collected in Spontaneous Mind, chronologically arranged and in some cases previously unpublished, were conducted throughout Allen Ginsberg's long career. Always a candid and engaging subject, Ginsberg considered the interview an art form, as well as an opportunity to get his message across to many people, which, as a student of Eastern religions, he believed was his spiritual obligation. In these interviews, dating from the late 1950s to the mid-1990s, Ginsberg speaks frankly about his life, his work, and the events of his time." "Ginsberg's progressive and controversial views on politics and censorship dominate his interviews, from his conversation with the conservative William F. Buckley on PBS to his comments in the Dartmouth Review about U.S. policy in Central America to his testimony at the Chicago Seven trial. Ginsberg discusses his literary influences, including Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, Walt Whitman, and William Blake, and offers insights into his own poetry, particularly his innovations in rhythm, meter, and syllable emphasis. A well-known experimenter with drugs, campaigner for their legalization, and believer in their ability to expand consciousness, Ginsberg here describes his LSD trips and his marijuana highs, and explains how they influenced the creation of "Kaddish" and other works. And he talks about his personal life with candor, revealing details of his sexual affairs with fellow Beats Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, and Neal Cassady, and his longtime relationship with Peter Orlovsky."--Jacket
It occurs to me that I am America : new stories and art by Richard Russo( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In time for the one-year anniversary of the Trump Inauguration and the Women's March, this provocative, unprecedented anthology features original short stories from thirty bestselling and award-winning authors--including Alice Walker, Richard Russo, Walter Mosley, Joyce Carol Oates, Alice Hoffman, Neil Gaiman, Michael Cunningham, Mary Higgins Clark, and Lee Child--with an introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen"--
The burning library : essays by Edmund White( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wide range of White's writings, arranged chronologically, on art, literature, politics, and sexuality
A saint from Texas : a novel by Edmund White( Book )

9 editions published between 2020 and 2021 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Yvette and Yvonne Crawford are twin sisters, born on a humble patch of East Texas prairie but bound for far grander fates. Just as an untold fortune of oil lies beneath their daddy's land, both girls harbor their own secrets and dreams--ones that will carry them far from Texas and from each other. As the decades unfold, Yvonne will ascend the highest ranks of Parisian society as Yvette gives herself to a lifetime of worship and service in the streets of Jericó, Colombia. And yet, even as they remake themselves in their radically different lives, the twins find that the bonds of family and the past are unbreakable. Spanning the 1950s to the recent past, Edmund White's marvelous novel serves up an immensely pleasurable epic of two Texas women as their lives traverse varied worlds: the swaggering opulence of the Dallas nouveau riche, the airless pretention of the Paris gratin, and the strict piety of a Colombian convent."--Provided by publisher
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Genet : a biography
Genet : a biographyMarcel ProustThe beautiful room is emptyThe married manThe farewell symphony : a novelHotel de Dream : a New York novelDavid Hockney : portraitsJack Holmes and his friend : a novel
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Edmund White American novelist and LGBT essayist

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