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White, Edmund 1940-

Overview
Works: 361 works in 1,082 publications in 6 languages and 32,619 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Exhibition catalogs  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Diaries  Psychological fiction  Pictorial works  Guidebooks  Fantasy fiction 
Roles: Author of introduction, Interviewee, Performer, Other, Editor, Contributor, Donor, Narrator, Commentator
Classifications: PS3573.H463, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Edmund White
The beautiful room is empty by Edmund White ( Book )
84 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 3,162 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 first men by Time-Life Books ( Book )
7 editions published between 1972 and 1976 in English and held by 1,732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Volume 3
Genet : a biography by Edmund White ( Book )
28 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biography of French author Jean Genet
Marcel Proust by Edmund White ( Book )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and Portuguese and held by 1,386 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."--BOOK JACKET
The married man by Edmund White ( Book )
29 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 1,311 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 )
26 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 1,169 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
Fanny : a fiction by Edmund White ( Book )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,112 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 )
18 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,067 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
Jack Holmes and his friend : a novel by Edmund White ( Book )
13 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--
Rimbaud : the double life of a rebel by Edmund White ( Book )
12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 world from scheme to scheme, ultimately dying from an infection contracted while gun-running in Africa. He was thirty-seven. Distinguished biographer, novelist, and memoirist Edmund White brilliantly explores the young poet's relationships with his family
David Hockney : a retrospective by David Hockney ( Book )
11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 885 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
Skinned alive : stories by Edmund White ( Book )
18 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 838 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 )
7 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The burning library : essays by Edmund White ( Book )
9 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 774 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 )
19 editions published between 1980 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"City-by-city tour of the scenes and the lives gay men live today."--Cover p. [4]
Nocturnes for the King of Naples by Edmund White ( Book )
17 editions published between 1978 and 1988 in English and German and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Diaries by Christopher Isherwood ( Book )
in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1939 Christopher Isherwood and W H Auden emigrated together to the US. This title features his diaries that describe Isherwood's search for a new life in California; his work as a screenwriter in Hollywood, his pacifism during World War II and his friendships with such gifted artists and intellectuals as Garbo, Chaplin, and Aldous Huxley
Caracole by Edmund White ( Book )
23 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gabriel, an awkward boy from the provinces whose social naïveté and sexual ardor make him endlessly attractive to a variety of patrons and paramours, comes to the big city
The selected writings of Jean Genet by Jean Genet ( Book )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Forgetting Elena by Edmund White ( Book )
22 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Manners are everything. Or so it seems to the excruciatingly self-conscious young narrator who desperately wants to be accepted in this world where everything from one's bathroom habits to the composition of "spontaneous" poetry is subject to rigid conventions
 
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Alternative Names
Huaite, Aidemeng 1940-
White, Edmund
Уайт, Эдмунд, 1940-
ホワイト, エドマンド
Languages
English (450)
French (5)
German (2)
Chinese (2)
Portuguese (1)
Italian (1)
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