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City Boy Edmund White

City Boy By Edmund White

City Boy by Edmund White


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Summary

A New York Times Notable Book of 2009

An NPR Best Book of 2009

In City Boy, White is amusing and raucous as ever but he also lets the mask slip... Some stories don't need to be embellished to glow. - New York Times Book Review, Editor's Choice

City Boy Summary

City Boy: My Life in New York During the 1960s and 1970s by Edmund White

______________ 'An open-throttled tour of New York City during the bad old days of the 1960s and early '70s ... it's all here in exacting and eye-popping detail' - New York Times 'Energetic evocation of Manhattan in the Sixties and Seventies ... an absorbing insight into the life alongside a constellation of greats of the American literary and gay scenes' - Harper's Bazaar 'At once fascinating social history and sublimely detailed gossip' - John Irving ______________ In the New York 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. It's a moving, candid, brilliant portrait of a time and place, full of encounters with famous names and cultural icons.

City Boy Reviews

'An open-throttled tour of New York City during the bad old days of the 1960s and early '70s... it's all here in exacting and eye-popping detail' * New York Times *
'Energetic evocation of Manhatten in the Sixties and Seventies...an absorbing insight into the life alongside a constellation of greats of the American literary and gay scenes' * Harper's Bazaar *
'This splendid book is at once fascinating social history and sublimely detailed gossip' * John Irving *
'A wonderful deepening and broadening of Edmund White's great life-work . . . Everything he says about love and friendship is so penetrating and true . . . a marvellous book' * Alan Hollinghurst *
A graceful memoir of a decidedly ungraceful time in the life of New York City... A welcome portrait of a time and place long past, and much yearned for. * Kirkus Reviews *

About Edmund White

An esteemed novelist and cultural critic, Edmund White is the author of many books, including the autobiographical novel A Boy's Own Story; a previous memoir, My Lives; and most recently a biography of poet Arthur Rimbaud. White lives in New York City and teaches writing at Princeton University.

Additional information

GOR002649803
9781408809426
1408809427
City Boy: My Life in New York During the 1960s and 1970s by Edmund White
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
20110104
304
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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