My Lives

by Edmund White

Biography / Autobiography The Real World

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One of the greatest chroniclers of gay life reveals his own turbulent story frankly, entertainingly and shockingly.  In fact I’m told when this was published in America one of the chapters was deleted.  I’m not telling you which but I think you’ll find it!

Sarah Broadhurst

My Lives Synopsis

No one has ever been more frank, lucid, rueful and entertaining about growing up gay in Middle America than Edmund White. Best known for his autobiographical novels, White takes the fiction out of his story and delivers the facts in all their shocking and absorbing verity. From an adolescence in the 1950s, an era that tried to ‘cure’ homosexuality, he emerged into a 1960s society which re-designated his orientation as ‘acceptable (nearly)’. He describes a life touched by psychotherapy in every decade, starting with his flamboyant therapist mother who demanded that he be her own personal test case.

In My Lives, White also shares his enthusiasm for England, his passion for Paris, and introduces us to his friends and lovers, past and present. His striking and eloquent opinions on art and life make this a spectacular read, by turns moving and hilarious, outrageous and enlightening.

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ISBN: 9780747579649
Publication date: 03/07/2006
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780747579649
Publication date: 3rd July 2006
Author: Edmund White
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 368 pages
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, The Real World,
Categories: Biography: literary, Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers, Literary studies: from c 1900 -,

About Edmund White

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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