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My Lives Edmund White

My Lives By Edmund White

My Lives by Edmund White


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A moving, hilarious, shocking and enlightening memoir from Edmund White

My Lives Summary

My Lives by Edmund White

______________ 'He is such a good writer he deserves to be read by everyone' - Sunday Telegraph 'Remarkable ... among the most heartbreaking accounts of family life I have ever read ... This is an astonishing and wonderfully well-written biography' - Justin Cartwright, Independent on Sunday 'Vital and engrossing ... we feel strongly, at the end of this remarkable book, that it is more than that: it is the source of everything, however artful and luscious, that he has ever written' - Alan Hollinghurst, Guardian ______________ A moving, hilarious, shocking and enlightening memoir from Edmund White. 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.

My Lives Reviews

'Remarkable ... among the most heartbreaking accounts of family life I have ever read ... This is an astonishing and wonderfully well-written biography' * Justin Cartwright, Independent on Sunday *
'This is White's best book ... If his autobiographical novels were a blueprint of his memory, this book is its to-scale model' * Independent *
'A vital and engrossing book ... His account of himself is clear, humorous, never coy. He knows that his painful honesty is the source of his humour. And we feel strongly, at the end of this remarkable book, that it is more than that: it is the source of everything, however artful and luscious, that he has ever written' * Alan Hollinghurst, Guardian *
'He is such a good writer he deserves to be read by everyone' * Sunday Telegraph *

About Edmund White

Edmund White was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1940. He teaches at Princeton University. He is a commander of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

Additional information

GOR001156206
9780747579649
0747579644
My Lives by Edmund White
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
20060703
368
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