The Faber Book of Gay Short Fiction by Edmund White

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Edmund White introduces this collection with a thoughtful and forthright description of his personal experience of gay literature and provides a fascinating historical and psychological context for the stories. Contributors include Henry James, Christopher Isherwood, Gore Vidal, David Leavitt, Paul Bowles, and others.
 

About Edmund White

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Author Edmund White was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on January 13, 1940. He majored in Chinese at the University of Michigan. Before spending a year in Rome, he worked for Time-Life Books from 1962 until 1970. Upon his return, he became an editor for The Saturday Review and Horizon. He lived in France from 1983 until 1990. His works have chronicled gay life with such books as A Boy's Own Story, The Beautiful Room Is Empty, and The Farewell Symphony.
 
Published October 1, 1991 by Faber & Faber. 352 pages
Genres: Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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A distinguished anthology of work by 32 American and British writers fulfills what White ( A Boy's Own Story ) calls the ``twin urges'' of gay fiction--``the obligation to explain and the ambition to excite.'' BOMC and QPB selections.

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Alfred Chester pens an ode to the degraded glories of the Paris urinal in his excellent ``In Praise of Vespasian.'' Tennessee Williams (``Two on a Party'') describes an affectionate odyssey between ``a female lush and a fairy.'' James Baldwin grows frank and reverent in ``Just Above My Head.'' Po...

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