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The unpunished vice : a life of reading

Author: Edmund White
Publisher: London Bloomsbury Publishing 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Literary icon Edmund White made his name through his writing but remembers his life through the books he has read. For White, each momentous occasion came with a book 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Edmund White; Edmund White; Edmund White
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edmund White
ISBN: 9781408870259 1408870258 9781408870266 1408870266
OCLC Number: 1042812885
Description: 225 Seiten
Responsibility: Edmund White.

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Literary icon Edmund White made his name through his writing but remembers his life through the books he has read. For White, each momentous occasion came with a book 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. But it wasn't until heart surgery in 2014, when he temporarily lost his desire to read, that White realized the key role that reading played in his life: forming his tastes, shaping his memories, and amusing him through the best and worst life had to offer.

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I find it impossible to imagine anyone better read than White ... Wisdom and a certain kind of tenderness are to be found on every page -- Rachel Cooke * Observer * White is above all else a writer's Read more...

 
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