Unpunished Vice

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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.

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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’ ObserverEdmund 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; 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. White’s larger-than-life presence on the literary scene lends itself to fascinating, intimate insights into the lives of some of the world’s best-loved cultural figures. Blending memoir and literary criticism, The Unpunished Vice is a sensitive, smart account of a life in literature.

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Weight 0.17 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.6 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

225

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

813.54 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K