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Edmund White - Author

About the Author

Edmund White was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1940. He teaches at Princeton University. He is an officer of the Ordre des Arts et Lettres.
 

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Jack Holmes und sein Freund

Jack Holmes und sein Freund

Author: Edmund White Format: eBook Release Date: 28/11/2012

New York, Anfang der Sechziger: Jack Holmes hat sich in einen Mann verliebt. Das Objekt seiner Begierde, der junge Schriftsteller Will, arbeitet gemeinsam mit Jack fur ein Kunstmagazin. Die beiden werden gute Freunde, auch wenn Jacks unerfullte Sehnsucht dadurch nur noch leidenschaftlicher und verzweifelter wird. Immer wieder kommt er Will nahe - und immer wieder fragt er sich, ob sich sein Traum je erfullen wird. Mit Leichtigkeit und Eleganz erzahlt Edmund White die Geschichte einer Freundschaft, die Jack und Will durch die Jahrzehnte tragt.

City Boy My Life in New York During the 1960s and 1970s

City Boy My Life in New York During the 1960s and 1970s

Author: Edmund White Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/01/2011

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 York that Edmund White portrays in City Boy: a place of enormous intrigue and artistic tumult. Combining the no-holds-barred confession and yearning of A Boy's Own Story with the easy erudition and sense of place of The Flaneur, this is the story of White's years in 1970s New York, bouncing from intellectual encounters with Susan Sontag and Harold Brodkey to erotic entanglements downtown to the burgeoning gay scene of artists and writers. I t's a moving, candid, brilliant portrait of a time and place, full of encounters with famous names and cultural icons. CRITICAL PRAISE: City Boy seems effortless in its tone; it is seamless, wise, funny and charming. The New York described in the book is history now, but history that has made an essential difference to the way we live now. Edmund White evokes the main players in the culture of the city, all of whom he knew, with clarity and with brilliantly-chosen detail and sense of the moment. -Colm Toibin

Chaos

Chaos

Author: Edmund White Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/01/2010

What happens when a life implodes? When a respected older man, a product of the liberated 1970s, is incapable of cleaning up his act for the twenty-first century? When he pursues sex with a rabidity his body and his reputation can no longer sustain? In this collection, which features two new, previously unpublished stories, Edmund White explores different aspects of ageing, romance and sex. Taking an unsparing look at gay midlife, these stories are not fiction devoted to the dim splendours and miseries of the past but rather to the unsettling, irresistible claims of the present. Age remains one of the great taboos of gay culture, but Edmund White, as iconoclastic as ever, writes about maturity with the same precision and insight he brought to adolescence in A Boy's Own Story. Edmund White has always been the ideal travelling companion, as he demonstrated in The Flaneur; here, he invites the reader to accompany him to Florida, the Greek Isles, and Turkey - and into the chaotic gay demimonde of contemporary New York.

Rimbaud The Double Life of a Rebel

Rimbaud The Double Life of a Rebel

Author: Edmund White Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2009

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 and his teachers, as well as his notorious affair with the older and more established poet Paul Verlaine. He reveals the longing for a utopian life of the future and the sexual taboos that haunt Rimbaud's works, offering incisive interpretations of the poems and his own artful translations to bring us closer to this great and mercurial poet.

Terre Haute

Terre Haute

Author: Edmund White Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/04/2009

Drama/ 2m A famous author comes face-to-face with America's most notorious terrorist. One has a story to write, the other has a story to tell. As the clock ticks on death row, a strange bond grows between the two men. Filled with clever sparring and raw emotion, this is a tuat drama that touches on the definitions of freedom and the need for love. The Daily Telegraph in London hailed Terre Haute as, topical, transgressive and thrillingly dramatic. White has captured the amusingly constricted voices of the patrician novelist and the plebian terrorist cannily and cogently. -Charles Isherwood, The New York Times ...provides us a concise and haunting retelling of the facts, plus an imaginative and realistic creation of 'what could have been'. -broadwayworld.com

Hotel de Dream

Hotel de Dream

Author: Edmund White Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2008

The famed writer Stephen Crane is travelling to a German clinic in search of a cure for the tuberculosis that threatens his life. Knowing it may be his last chance, he dictates the story of 'The Painted Boy', inspired by a real-life encounter. But as the story delves into the seedy underworld of turn-of-the-century Manhattan, Crane's health deteriorates and the outcome of the story becomes as critical as the author's life itself.

Terre Haute

Terre Haute

Author: Edmund White Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/04/2007

A famous author comes face-to-face with America's most notorious terrorist. One has a story to write,the other has a story to tell. As the clock ticks on Death Row, the bond between the two men grows. Terre Haute is inspired by Gore Vidal's famous essays on Oklahoma bomber Timothy McVeigh. A scorching new play by one of America's greatest living writers, it premiered to critical acclaim at the Edinbrugh Fringe Festival in August 2006, before touring the UK in spring 2007.

Arts and Letters

Arts and Letters

Author: Edmund White Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/02/2006

Genet

Genet

Author: Edmund White Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2004

FROM THE AUTHOR OF A BOY'S OWN STORY AND THE FAREWELL SYMPHONY 'A superb introduction to the great novelist and playwright, vagabond, thief and convict, and to the brutal childhood from which he mined his remarkable vision' J G Ballard, Books of the Year, Sunday Times Interviewing lovers, friends, publishers and acquaintances, Edmund White draws from material, letters (a number published here for the first time) and other original sources to explore the perverse extremes of Jean Genet's life and writing. Separating the fact from the mythology which was fostered by Genet himself, White's portrait is a deftly painted celebration of French Literature's most modern rogue.

Loss within Loss Artists in the Age of AIDS

Loss within Loss Artists in the Age of AIDS

Author: Edmund White Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2002

When an artist dies we face two great losses: the person and the work he did not live to do. This book is a moving collaboration by some of America's most eloquent writers, who supply wry, raging, sorrowful, and buoyant accounts of artist friends and lovers struck down by AIDS. These essayists include Maya Angelou, Alan Gurganus, Brad Gooch, John Berendt, Craig Lucas, Robert Rosenblum, and 18 others. Many of the subjects of the essays were already prominent - James Merrill, Paul Monette, David Wojnarowicz - but many others died young, before they were able to fulfil the promise of their lives and art. Loss Within Loss spans all of the arts and includes portraits of choreographers, painters, poets, actors, playwrights, sculptors, editors, composers, and architects. This text is published in association with the Estate Project for Artists with AIDS, a national organization that preserves art works created by artists living with HIV or lost to AIDS. Loss Within Loss stands as a reminder of the devastating impact of the AIDS epidemic on the arts community and as a survey of that devastation.

The Married Man

The Married Man

Author: Edmund White Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2001

A middle aged American works out in a Paris gym - an ordinary day, except that he catches the eye of a stranger, Julien, a young French architect with a gleam in his eye. To Austin's amused astonishment, life takes on the colour of romance. As they dash between Bohemian suppers and glittering salons, all they have to deal with are comic clashes of cultures, of ages, of temperaments. But there is sadness in Julien's past and a grim cloud on the horizon. Soon, with increasing desperation, their quest for health and happiness drives them to Rome, Venice, Key West, Montreal and Providence - landscapes soaked with feeling which lead, in the end to the bleak, baking sands of the Sahara.

The Farewell Symphony

The Farewell Symphony

Author: Edmund White Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/1998

Named after Haydn's work, in which the players leave the stage one by one, this completes the story of a gay man in his adult years, through Stonewall riots, the hedonism of the 70s and the ravages of AIDS in the 80s and 90s. It follows A Boy's Own Story and The Beautiful Room is Empty.

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