City Boy My Life in New York During the 1960s and '70s

ISBN-10: 1596914025
ISBN-13: 9781596914025
Edition: 2009
Authors: Edmund White
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Description: An irresistible literary treat: a memoir of the social and sexual lives of New York City's cultural and intellectual in-crowd in the tumultuous 1970s, from acclaimed author Edmund White.In the New Y ork of the 1970s, in the wake of Stonewall and in  More...

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List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 10/7/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

An irresistible literary treat: a memoir of the social and sexual lives of New York City's cultural and intellectual in-crowd in the tumultuous 1970s, from acclaimed author Edmund White.In the New Y ork of the 1970s, in the wake of Stonewall and in the midst of economic collapse, you might find the likes of Jasper Johns and William Burroughs at the next cocktail party, and you were as likely to be caught arguing Marx at the New York City Ballet as cruising for sex in the warehouses and parked trucks along the Hudson. This is the New York that Edmund White portrays inCity Boy: a place of enormous intrigue and artistic tumult. Combining the no-holds-barred confession and yearning ofA Boy's Own Storywith the easy erudition and sense of place ofThe Flaneur, this is the story of White's years in 1970s New York, bouncing from intellectual encounters with Susan Sontag and Harold Brodkey to erotic entanglements downtown to the burgeoning gay scene of artists and writers. I t's a moving, candid, brilliant portrait of a time and place, full of encounters with famous names and cultural icons.

Author Edmund White was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on January 13, 1940. He majored in Chinese at the University of Michigan. Before spending a year in Rome, he worked for Time-Life Books from 1962 until 1970. Upon his return, he became an editor for The Saturday Review and Horizon. He lived in France from 1983 until 1990. His works have chronicled gay life with such books as A Boy's Own Story, The Beautiful Room Is Empty, and The Farewell Symphony.

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