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The unpunished vice : a life of reading

White, Edmund, 1940-2018
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Edmund White made his name as a writer, but he remembers his life through the books he read. For White, each momentous occasion came with books to match: Proust's 'Remembrance of Things Past,' which opened up the seemingly closed world of homosexuality while he was at boarding school in Michigan; the Ezra Pound poems adored by a lover he followed to New York; the biography of Stephen Crane that inspired one of White's novels. Blending memoir and literary criticism, 'The Unpunished Vice' is a compendium of all the ways reading has shaped White's life and work. His larger-than-life presence on the literary scene - he is close friends with giants including Michael Ondaatje and Joyce Carol Oates - lends itself to fascinating, intimate insights into the lives of some of the world's best-loved cultural figures.
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Imprint:
London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018.
Collation:
225 pages ; 23 cm
ISBN:
9781408870259 (hbk)
Dewey class:
813.54813.54B
LC class:
PS3573.H463
Local class:
920.1
Language:
English
BRN:
2235125
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