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The unpunished vice : a life of reading, Edmund White

Label
The unpunished vice : a life of reading
Title
The unpunished vice
Title remainder
a life of reading
Statement of responsibility
Edmund White
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Literary icon Edmund White made his name through his writing but remembers his life through the books he has read. For White, each momentous occasion came with a book to match: Proust's Remembrance of Things Past, which opened up the seemingly closed world of homosexuality while he was at boarding school in Michigan; the Ezra Pound poems adored by a lover he followed to New York; the biography of Stephen Crane that inspired one of White's novels. But it wasn't until heart surgery in 2014, when he temporarily lost his desire to read, that White realized the key role that reading played in his life: forming his tastes, shaping his memories, and amusing him through the best and worst life had to offer. Blending memoir and literary criticism, The Unpunished Vice is a compendium of all the ways reading has shaped White's life and work. His larger-than-life presence on the literary scene lends itself to fascinating, intimate insights into the lives of some of the world's best-loved cultural figures. With characteristic wit and candor, he recalls reading Henry James to Peggy Guggenheim in her private gondola in Venice and phone calls at eight o'clock in the morning to Vladimir Nabokov--who once said that White was his favorite American writer
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
White, Edmund
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3573.H463
LC item number
Z46 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • White, Edmund
  • White, Edmund
  • Novelists, American
  • Literature
  • Books and reading
  • Biographers
  • Biographers
  • Books and reading
  • Literature
  • Novelists, American
  • United States
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
Label
The unpunished vice : a life of reading, Edmund White
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Parts of this book have appeared in different form in the New York Review of Books, the Guardian, the Times Literary Supplement, and the Paris Review, and as a speech on the steps of the Capitoline in Rome."--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1001841941
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
225 pages
Isbn
9781635571172
Lccn
2017036149
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781635571172
  • (OCoLC)1001841941
Label
The unpunished vice : a life of reading, Edmund White
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Parts of this book have appeared in different form in the New York Review of Books, the Guardian, the Times Literary Supplement, and the Paris Review, and as a speech on the steps of the Capitoline in Rome."--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1001841941
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
225 pages
Isbn
9781635571172
Lccn
2017036149
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781635571172
  • (OCoLC)1001841941

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