The Burning Library

The Burning Library Writings on Art, Politics and Sexuality, 1969-1993

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Paperback (19 May 1995)

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Publisher's Synopsis

This text brings together 40 of the best of Edmund White's essays, articles and reviews from more than 20 years. Within a broad spectrum of interviews and profiles, the collection focuses on the literary and cultural figures whose work has influenced and intrigued White, such as Vladimir Nabokov, Tennesee Williams, James Merrill, Michel Foucault, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Roland Barthes, Christopher Isherwood, Juan Goytisolo, and Marguerite Yourcenar. While their work is subject to White's criticism, the men and women themselves are brought to life by White's ability to convey quirks of personality and oddities of place. Interleaved with these essays are articles tracing White's response to the changing political dimensions of homosexual life - the name of the book refers to those writers and artists who have died of AIDS. Edmund White's books include "A Boy's Own Story", "States of Desire: Travels in Gay America" and "Genet".

About the Publisher



Picador publishes outstanding international writing, fiction and non-fiction, in both hardback and paperback, and has numerous prize winners on its list. Picador has established a reputation for literary fiction with a broad commercial appeal, groundbreaking non-fiction, (particularly, reportage, literary biography and memoir) and a formidable poetry list, which has consistently won many of the major prizes.

Book information

ISBN: 9780330338837
Publisher: Macmillan
Imprint: Picador
Pub date:
Edition: Main Market Ed.
DEWEY: 818.5409
DEWEY edition: 20
Language: English
Number of pages: 385
Weight: 315g
Height: 197mm
Width: 130mm
Spine width: 23mm