Paperback The unpunished vice : a life of reading / Edmund White.
Publication year: 2019
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 1408870274 9781408870273 (pbk.) :
Originally published: 2018.
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.
225 pages ; 20 cm