Unpunished Vice

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Unpunished Vice

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Author :   Edmund White
Publisher :   Bloomsbury Publishing
Published :   16/05/2019
ISBN :   9781408870273
Format :   Paperback
Pages :   225
Size (mm) :   198x129x16
Weight (g) :   170

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...   Read more
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.