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The Resource Understanding Edmund White, Nicholas F. Radel

Understanding Edmund White, Nicholas F. Radel

Label
Understanding Edmund White
Title
Understanding Edmund White
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas F. Radel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Nicholas F. Radel's Understanding Edmund White, the first book-length critical study of White's work, examines America's best-known gay novelist within the changing social contexts of the past half-century, when gay and lesbian people moved from being seen as psychologically deviant to being increasingly accepted as productive members of society. Radel explores the ways White documents this cultural transition, in both his fiction and his nonfiction, and contributes to it by making gay writing a source for new knowledge of sexuality. Taking into account recent scholarship on White, Radel provides insightful analysis of the author's autobiographical novels and short stories, from A Boy's Own Story through The Married Man and Chaos. Understanding Edmund White makes White's early experimental novels, Forgetting Elena, Nocturnes for the King of Naples, and Caracole, as well as his later historical fiction, Fanny and Hotel de Dream, accessible by showing how their emphasis on sexuality and social change connects them to the autobiographical fictions. Radel also shows how White's most recent novel, Jack Holmes and His Friend, deftly combines historical and autobiographical narratives to become one of the author's most nuanced explorations of American sexuality. Understanding Edmund White additionally contains a new, previously unpublished interview with White that provides revealing information about the impact his work as a biographer has had on his later fiction. Grounded in ongoing critical debates in social and literary theory central to understanding contemporary gay literature, Radel's introduction to White's complex literary vision portrays the writer's evolving perceptions of the issues confronting his gay characters and narrators, boys and men who struggle in the early autobiographical novels to achieve a sense of self-worth but assume in the later novels and nonfiction confident voices that speak for and about American culture and sexualities of all types."--Publisher's website
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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1955-
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Radel, Nicholas F.
Dewey number
813/.54
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3573.H463
LC item number
Z84 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Understanding contemporary American literature
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • White, Edmund
  • White, Edmund
Label
Understanding Edmund White, Nicholas F. Radel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-144) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Understanding Edmund White -- White's autobiographical trilogy: A boy's own story, The beautiful room is empty, and The farewell symphony -- AIDS fiction: The darker proof, Skinned alive, and The married man -- Early experimental fiction: Forgetting Elena, Nocturnes for the king of Naples, and Caracole -- Historical novels: Fanny: a fiction and Hotel de Dream: a New York story -- Late works: Chaos and Jack Holmes and his friend -- Biography and autobiography: States of desire, Our Paris, The flâneur, My lives, and City boy -- Appendix. Interview: Edmund White on biography, autobiography, and fiction
Control code
ocn808930415
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 152 pages
Isbn
9781611171365
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012033263
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)808930415
  • (Sirsi) a1766701
Label
Understanding Edmund White, Nicholas F. Radel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-144) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Understanding Edmund White -- White's autobiographical trilogy: A boy's own story, The beautiful room is empty, and The farewell symphony -- AIDS fiction: The darker proof, Skinned alive, and The married man -- Early experimental fiction: Forgetting Elena, Nocturnes for the king of Naples, and Caracole -- Historical novels: Fanny: a fiction and Hotel de Dream: a New York story -- Late works: Chaos and Jack Holmes and his friend -- Biography and autobiography: States of desire, Our Paris, The flâneur, My lives, and City boy -- Appendix. Interview: Edmund White on biography, autobiography, and fiction
Control code
ocn808930415
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 152 pages
Isbn
9781611171365
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012033263
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)808930415
  • (Sirsi) a1766701

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