Edmund White
Forgetting Elena
The Joy of Gay Sex
Nocturnes for the King of Naples
States of Desire: Travels in Gay America
A Boy's Own Story
The Beautiful Room is Empty
Caracole
The Darker Proof: Stories from a Crisis
The Faber Book of Gay Short Fiction
Genet: A Biography
The Burning Library
Our Paris: Sketches from Memory
Skinned Alive
The Farewell Symphony
Marcel Proust
The Married Man
Loss Within Loss: Artists in the Age of AIDS
The Flâneur
Fanny, A Fiction
Arts and Letters
My Lives: An Autobiography
Terra Haute
Chaos
Hotel de Dream
Rimbaud: The Double Life of a Rebel
City Boy
Sacred Monsters
Jack Holmes & His Friend
Inside a Pearl: My Years in Paris

 

Also available in German

Marcel Proust (1999)

Considered the greatest—and most influential—writer of the twentieth century, Marcel Proust was also one of its most fascinating figures. In this brilliant portrait, Edmund White, author of an acclaimed biography of Jean Genet and the much admired novel A Boy's Own Story, displays a rare understanding of this most complex man. A strange, reclusive genius who often lay in bed for days at a time in his cork-lined room, obsessively rewriting his masterpiece, Remembrance of Things Past, Proust was at other times a tireless socialite, attending the grandest parties and dazzling guests—especially the most important ones—with his vivacity and wit. White also depicts the yearning, lonely boy, the ambitious grasper after honors, and the miserably-closeted homosexual, an aspect of his life that this book explores frankly and perceptively.

White's Marcel Proust is a masterly exemplar of biography in the short form, illuminating both the man and the age with the eloquent economy that will introduce to a new generation of readers this once popular genre.

 

 

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