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Edmund White

American novelist and LGBT essayist

1940   -  

country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
educated at: University of Michigan, Cranbrook Schools, Cranbrook Educational Community
occupation: novelist, journalist, university teacher, literary critic, biographer, memoirist, essayist, playwright
award received: Lambda Literary Award
influenced by: Marcel Proust

Edmund Valentine White III (born January 13, 1940) is an American novelist, memoirist, and an essayist on literary and social topics. Much of his writing is on the theme of same-sex love. His books include The Joy of Gay Sex (1977) (written with Charles Silverstein), his trio of autobiographic novels, A Boy's Own Story (1982), The Beautiful Room Is Empty (1988) and The Farewell Symphony (1997), and his biography of Jean Genet.
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A Boy's Own Story

book by Edmund White

author: Edmund White


The Beautiful Room Is Empty

novel by Edmund White

author: Edmund White


The Farewell Symphony

1997 novel by Edmund White

author: Edmund White


The Joy of Gay Sex

book by Charles Silverstein

author: Charles Silverstein, Edmund White


Jack Holmes and His Friend

author: Edmund White

Our Young Man

author: Edmund White


author: Edmund White

Arts and Letters

author: Edmund White

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