White has done more than any other author in establishing the idea of a gay literary tradition in American fiction, particularly with seminal novel,
A Boy’s Own Story, published in 1982. As well as his autobiographical works, including The Beautiful Room is Empty, and The Farewell Symphony, he has written biographies of Genet, Proust, and Rimbaud.
Below are Edmund White’s favorite books, available to purchase as a set or individually. See the full list...
This book would probably be shunned today. Even though Humbert Humbert is clearly a villain, the very subject of pedophilia is now considered too transgressive. But Nabokov had to reach far in order to redeem the romantic novel, which had become trite.
Probably the greatest novel ever written for its psychological and sociological accuracy over a wide range of characters. My favorite scene occurs when Anna, the day after she meets Vronsky, gets out of her train at a country station in a snowstorm-and runs into Vronsky!
A Single Man
The breakthrough gay novel in which the main character, George, is shown as out and integrated into straight society and Isherwood makes no effort to explain "how he got that way."
$372.94 Division Street: America
$196.90 The Captive Mind
$159.73 The Girls of Slender Means
From: $142.83 Memorial
From: $181.89 The Rosy Crucifixion: Sexus
$174.73 To the End of the Land
$159.86 Scab Vendor: Confessions of a Tattoo Artist
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