Imatge de l'autor

Edmund White

Autor/a de La història particular d'un noi

62+ obres 11,385 Membres 180 Ressenyes 39 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Author Edmund White was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on January 13, 1940. He majored in Chinese at the University of Michigan. Before spending a year in Rome, he worked for Time-Life Books from 1962 until 1970. Upon his return, he became an editor for The Saturday Review and Horizon. He lived in France mostra'n més from 1983 until 1990. His works have chronicled gay life with such books as A Boy's Own Story, The Beautiful Room Is Empty, and The Farewell Symphony. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys


Obres de Edmund White

La història particular d'un noi (1982) 1,711 exemplars
La Bonica habitació és buida (1988) 971 exemplars
The Farewell Symphony (1997) 584 exemplars
Marcel Proust (1999) 582 exemplars
The Married Man (2000) 507 exemplars
Genet (1993) 501 exemplars
My Lives: An Autobiography (2005) 406 exemplars
Hotel de Dream (2007) 379 exemplars
Escorxat viu (1995) 352 exemplars
The Faber Book of Gay Short Fiction (1992) — Editor — 318 exemplars
Nocturnes for the King of Naples (1978) 303 exemplars
The Burning Library (1994) 287 exemplars
Forgetting Elena (1973) — Autor — 258 exemplars
Fanny, A Fiction (2003) 221 exemplars
Caracole (1985) 220 exemplars
Jack Holmes and His Friend (2012) 219 exemplars
Our Paris: Sketches from Memory (1994) 201 exemplars
Inside a Pearl: My Years in Paris (2014) 150 exemplars
Our Young Man (2016) 127 exemplars
The First Men (1972) 124 exemplars
Chaos: A Novella and Stories (2007) 99 exemplars
Fresh Men: New Voices in Gay Fiction (2004) — Selected by — 84 exemplars
Arts and Letters (2004) 75 exemplars
A Saint from Texas (2020) 73 exemplars
A Previous Life (2022) 45 exemplars
Sacred Monsters (2011) 35 exemplars
The Humble Lover (2023) 29 exemplars
Terre Haute (2007) 7 exemplars
Steve Wolfe (2003) 3 exemplars
Record Time (SC) (2002) 3 exemplars
Il giovane Gatsby 1 exemplars
Ada Öyküleri (2017) 1 exemplars
Feliz Mendelssohn 1 exemplars
Aaron Copland 1 exemplars
Shrinks 1 exemplars

Obres associades

El retrat de Dorian Gray (1890) — Introducció, algunes edicions38,476 exemplars
Boys Like Us: Gay Writers Tell Their Coming Out Stories (1996) — Col·laborador — 389 exemplars
Unpacking My Library: Writers and Their Books (2011) — Col·laborador — 372 exemplars
The Penguin Book of Gay Short Stories (1994) — Col·laborador — 308 exemplars
The Stonewall Reader (2019) — Pròleg; Col·laborador — 299 exemplars
Men on Men: Best New Gay Fiction (1986) — Col·laborador — 234 exemplars
Granta 84: Over There: How America Sees the World (2004) — Col·laborador — 227 exemplars
Paris Was Ours (2011) — Col·laborador — 219 exemplars
Flesh and the Word: An Anthology of Erotic Writing (1992) — Col·laborador — 188 exemplars
The New Joy of Gay Sex (1992) — Pròleg, algunes edicions184 exemplars
In Another Part of the Forest: An Anthology of Gay Short Fiction (1994) — Col·laborador — 174 exemplars
A Luminous Republic (2017) — Pròleg, algunes edicions174 exemplars
Granta 88: Mothers (2004) — Col·laborador — 162 exemplars
The Columbia Anthology of Gay Literature (1998) — Col·laborador — 157 exemplars
Belchamber (1904) — Introducció, algunes edicions156 exemplars
Men on Men 2000: Best New Gay Fiction for the Millennium (2000) — Col·laborador — 150 exemplars
Granta 27: Death (1989) — Col·laborador — 147 exemplars
Granta 67: Women and Children First (1999) — Col·laborador — 143 exemplars
Salvation Army (Semiotext(e) / Native Agents) (2006) — Introducció, algunes edicions136 exemplars
Granta 78: Bad Company (2002) — Col·laborador — 136 exemplars
Granta 71: Shrinks (2000) — Col·laborador — 134 exemplars
Aphrodisiac, fiction from Christopher Street (1980) — Col·laborador — 125 exemplars
The Ecco Anthology of Contemporary American Short Fiction (2008) — Col·laborador — 122 exemplars
The Christopher Street reader (1982) — Col·laborador — 119 exemplars
The Other persuasion: short fiction about gay men and women (1977) — Col·laborador — 119 exemplars
Best American Gay Fiction 1996 (1996) — Col·laborador — 114 exemplars
The State of the Language [1980] (1980) — Col·laborador — 81 exemplars
On the Line: New Gay Fiction (1981) — Col·laborador — 81 exemplars
Lavender Mansions: 40 Contemporary Lesbian and Gay Short Stories (1994) — Col·laborador — 73 exemplars
The Mammoth Book of Gay Erotica (1997) — Col·laborador — 72 exemplars
It Occurs to Me That I Am America: New Stories and Art (2018) — Col·laborador — 70 exemplars
Lies: A Diary: 1986-1999 (2000) — Introducció — 60 exemplars
Between Men: Best New Gay Fiction (2007) — Col·laborador — 59 exemplars
New Jersey Noir (2011) — Col·laborador — 59 exemplars
Anonymous Sex (2022) — Col·laborador — 54 exemplars
Granta 147: 40th Birthday Special (2019) — Col·laborador — 53 exemplars
21: 21 Picador Authors Celebrate 21 Years of International Writing (1993) — Col·laborador — 53 exemplars
Meltdown! (Richard Kasak Books) (1994) — Col·laborador — 49 exemplars
Wonderlands: Good Gay Travel Writing (2004) — Col·laborador — 40 exemplars
Something Inside: Conversations with Gay Fiction Writers (1999) — Col·laborador — 33 exemplars
Positive Lives: Responses to HIV - A Photodocumentary (The Cassell Aids Awareness) (1993) — Pròleg, algunes edicions23 exemplars
Windy City Queer: LGBTQ Dispatches from the Third Coast (2011) — Col·laborador — 17 exemplars
OutWrite: The Speeches that Shaped LGBTQ Literary Culture (2022) — Col·laborador — 16 exemplars
Latin Lovers: True Stories of Latin Men in Love (1999) — Col·laborador — 11 exemplars
The Paris Review 84 1982 Summer (1982) — Col·laborador — 6 exemplars
Godenzonen : verhalen over mannen (1999) — Col·laborador — 6 exemplars
Strijdgewoel: verhalen over mannen (1996) — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars


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JimandMary69 | Hi ha 14 ressenyes més | Nov 7, 2023 |
We continue the autobiography of an unknown protagonist (okay, okay! It's White). By now he is a full fledged adult and it is the early 1960s. Whereas the other books in the trilogy spanned a short period of time, Farewell Symphony is much longer and covers nearly thirty years, ending in the early 1990s. By the end of The Farewell Symphony Mr. Nameless has outlived most of his friends. AIDS has infiltrated his love life. But I am getting ahead of myself. Let us start at the beginning. Brice, a former lover, died six months before the story opens. From there, the author experiences a string of sexual encounters barely qualifying as relationships: the heartbreak over Sean, a man who was unobtainable. Lou and Kevin. Fox. I could go on. For the most part, Farewell Symphony seems to be a running commentary on sex within the homosexual community. The nameless protagonist prowls for hookups, threesomes, and orgies all fueled by an insatiable desperation to not go lonely. When he isn't trying to get laid, he desires to be published. The most poignant and sorrowful portion of The Farewell Symphony is the bitter end. True to the title of the book, the symphony of gay men die off, one by one, leaving one voice to take a final bow.… (més)
SeriousGrace | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Aug 28, 2023 |
I was blown away by this collection of essays by Edmund White. The Burning Library. Writings on Art, Politics and Sexuality 1969 - 1993, edited by David Bergman, has been in my possession for a very long time before I came round to reading it this summer. It is no exaggeration to compare this collection of essays with the work of Susan Sontag.

First of all, White's essays cover a very broad field, extending to all the major writers of the Twentieth century. Through his familiarity with European culture, being able to read French, White has truly profound knowledge and understanding of French culture and writers with long essays on Roland Barthes, Michel Foucault, and Jean Genet. Then, too, Edmund White lived through most exciting times, witnessing the heights in the sexual liberation and emancipation of gay people between 1969 - 1993, as well as the lows during that period of the devastating AIDS epidemic. There are essays on Herve Guibert, Juan Goytisolo and Pier Paolo Pasolini.

Edmund White knew or met many of the people he writes about. They were all there in it: Christopher Isherwood, Robert Mapplethorp, Truman Capote, William Burroughs, and Tennessee Williams.

Besides essays dedicated to writers there are several comtemplative essays on movements or the period. All essays are fabulously well-researched, and very well-written, I would never have guessed from mainly knowing Edmund White as a novelist. However, it should be remembered that he started his career as a non-fiction writer.

Highly recommended!
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edwinbcn | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Aug 9, 2023 |
Our Young Man is basically gay Zoolander, except in earnest. It's the story of a model who looks much younger than he is and lives a really very dull, aimless existence for fifty or so pages before the reader gives up and finds something else to read. The prose is ugly, the story both preposterous and uninteresting, and the dialogue is awful. In fact, the prose is so bad that in any long section of narration I would find myself longing for some dialogue, even though I knew the dialogue would be just as torturous. It seems that even with torture, humans crave variety.

I know that Edmund White is a giant of gay literature, but I think I only really enjoyed his first two novels. Maybe he needs to return to writing what he knows, because his imagination let him down in this instance.
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robfwalter | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Jul 31, 2023 |



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