Arts and Letters

Arts and Letters

by Edmund White

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781573445733
Publisher: Cleis Press
Publication date: 10/01/2006
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 380
Sales rank: 447,294
File size: 687 KB

About the Author

Edmund White is the author of 20 books, including The Married Man, The Beautiful Room Is Empty, The Farewell Symphony, and A Boy's Own Story. He lived in Paris for many years and wrote The Flâneur and Our Paris about his time there. A regular contributor to The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review, and Vanity Fair, White is the director of the creative writing program at Princeton University and lives in New York City. Arts and Letters “Edmund White tells such a good story that I’m ready to listen to anything he wants to talk about.” — The New York Times “As a writer, White possesses the rare combination of a poetic sense of language and an ironic sense of humor.” —Newsweek

Table of Contents

Introductionix
Letters
Writing Gay3
The New Historical Novel21
George Eliot35
Ivan Bunin50
Knut Hamsun55
Marcel Proust62
Andre Gide65
Oscar Wilde76
Joe Orton87
Paul Bowles91
Allen Ginsberg100
Djuna Barnes108
Marjorie Garber116
Bruce Chatwin123
Edwin Denby128
Coleman Dowell133
Grace Paley137
Jean Genet142
Michel Foucault155
Alain Robbe-Grillet160
James Merrill167
Christopher Isherwood176
Ned Rorem184
James Baldwin196
Vladimir Nabokov200
Arts
Marcel Duchamp221
Andy Warhol226
Gilbert and George229
Joe Brainard234
Steve Wolfe242
Rebecca Horn249
Cy Twombly255
Jasper Johns267
Herbert List277
Robert Mapplethorpe291
Personalities
Yves Saint Laurent307
Catherine Deneuve321
David Geffen333
Elton John349
About the Author363

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