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Best-selling novelist, memoirist, and biographer Edmund White displays his sharp wit and boundless erudition in 37 portraits of the writers, artists and cultural icons who have captured his curiosity and imagination for the last 20 years.

White is as compelling as he is unpretentious as he tells of his encounters with some of the most provocative writers, artists, and perso
Hardcover, 376 pages
Published September 30th 2004 by Cleis Press
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Edmund White is a great essayist - and these series of essays or articles are fantastic. An good essayist should make you feel that you are having a drink with them - excpet this is happening on the page. Strange enough I have never read his fiction. His biography on Genet is also incredible.
don't normally buy books at full price, but this one's worth every cent paid. not as extensive as 'the burning library' but every piece is a litcrit gem.
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Edmund White's novels include Fanny: A Fiction, A Boy's Own Story, The Farewell Symphony, and A Married Man. He is also the author of a biography of Jean Genet, a study of Marcel Proust, The Flâneur: A Stroll Through the Paradoxes of Paris, and, most recently, his memoir, My Lives. Having lived in Paris for many years, he is now a New Yorker and teaches at Princeton University. He was also a membe ...more
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