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Arts and Letters

By (author) Edmund White
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Cleis Press, San Francisco, United States
Published: 10th Jan 2004
Dimensions: w 152mm h 228mm d 33mm
Weight: 699g
ISBN-10: 1573441953
ISBN-13: 9781573441957
Barcode No: 9781573441957
Synopsis
Best-selling novelist, memorist and biographer Edmund White displays his sharp wit and boundless erudition in 35 portraits of the writers, artists and cultural icons who have captured his curiosity and imagination for the last 20 years. White is as compelling as he is unpretentious as he tells of his encounters with some of the most provocative writers, artists and personalities of our time. Michael Proust, Catherine Deneuve, David Geffen, Robert Mapplethorpe, Andre Gide, Michael Foucault, Andy Warhol, Vladimir Nabokov, Jean Genet, Jasper Johns and Elton John are among the cast.

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"White has a novelist's eye for the telling detail or the remarkable place." - New York Times "As a writer, White possesses the rare combination of a poetic sense of language and an ironic sense of humour." - Newsweek "From the first few pages, I was ready to give myself over to his wanderings, just to find out where he would go next...Edmund White tells such a good story that I'm ready to listen to anything he wants to talk about." - New York Times"