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The unpunished vice : a life of reading, Edmund White

Label
The unpunished vice : a life of reading
Title
The unpunished vice
Title remainder
a life of reading
Statement of responsibility
Edmund White
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An insightful account of the key role reading has played in the life of literary icon Edmund White. 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. With characteristic wit and candour, he recalls reading Henry James to Peggy Guggenheim in her private gondola in Venice, and phone calls at eight o'clock in the morning to Vladimir Nabokov - who once said that White was his favourite American writer
Summary
The well-known American novelist writes about some of the famous authors and works that have influenced him at every stage in his career as a writer and teacher
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10677515
Cataloging source
AU@
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1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
White, Edmund
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • White, Edmund
  • White, Edmund
  • Novelists, American
  • Literature
  • Biographers
  • Authors, American
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a life of reading
Label
The unpunished vice : a life of reading, Edmund White
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000063745847
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
225 pages
Isbn
9781408870259
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1043553911
Label
The unpunished vice : a life of reading, Edmund White
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000063745847
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
225 pages
Isbn
9781408870259
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1043553911

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