‘Edmund White has crossed The Catcher in the Rye with De Profundis, J. D. Salinger with Oscar Wilde, to create an extraordinary novel. It is a clear and sinister pool in which goldfish and piranhas both swim. The subject of A Boy’s Own Story is less a particular boy than the bodies and souls of American men; the teachers and masters; the lovers, brothers, hustlers and friends; the flawed fathers who would be kings to their own sons who should be princes’ New York Times Review
‘A breathtaking evocation of a young boy growing up in the fifties in an American town . . . The book’s extraordinary power lies in the tension between the obsessive longing and then moments of denial, the attempts to transcend or avoid the inescapable fact of the boy’s sexuality . . . There have been many good novels of adolescence; this one surpasses them all’ Jeremy Seabrook, New Society
‘The boy’s self-portrait shines with authenticity, he is an extraordinary but plausible mixture of sweetness and deviousness . . . Add to this the fact that White’s prose is marvellously sensual while his eye is sharply satiric and you have something of the flavour of an outstanding text which should appeal to a wide audience. The book goes beyond its homosexual theme to say something about the whole process of growing up’ Robert Nye, GuardianAbout the Author:
Edmund White was born in 1940. He is an American novelist, short-story writer and critic. He has received many awards and distinctions; among these, he is a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, an Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is also a member of the faculty of Princeton University's Program in Creative Writing.
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Descripción Picador, 1983. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Used; Very Good. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. Though second-hand, the book is still in very good shape. Minimal signs of usage may include very minor creasing on the cover or on the spine. Nº de ref. de la librería CHL1366876
Descripción Picador, 1983. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Used; Acceptable. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. The book is perfectly readable and fit for use, although it shows signs of previous ownership. The spine is likely creased and the cover scuffed or slightly torn. Textbooks will typically have an amount of underlining and/or highlighting, as well as notes. If this book is over 5 years old, then please expect the pages to be yellowing or to have age spots. Grubby book. PLEASE READ BEFORE PURCHASE. This book is dirty and has significant shelfwear, however all text is there amd readable, as such it is acceptable for sale, and is still a good read. Thanks. Notes written in pencil on first page. Nº de ref. de la librería CHL1708948
Descripción Pan Books Ltd, 1986. Estado de conservación: Good. N/A. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP3013556
Descripción Pan Books Ltd. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Good. Minimal damage to cover and binding. Pages show light use. Nº de ref. de la librería G0330281518I3N00
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Descripción Pan Books Ltd. Estado de conservación: Good. . Slightly dampstained. Nº de ref. de la librería SB02G-00374
Descripción Picador, 1986. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Nº de ref. de la librería 3426-9780330281515
Descripción Picador, 1986. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Good. All orders are dispatched the following working day from our UK warehouse. Established in 2004, we have over 500,000 books in stock. No quibble refund if not completely satisfied. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0001578138
Descripción Pan Books Ltd, 1986. Estado de conservación: Very Good. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP65431394
Descripción Pan Books Ltd, 1986. Estado de conservación: Good. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP32158533