City Boy: My Life in New York During the 1960s and '70s

City Boy: My Life in New York During the 1960s and '70s by Edmund White 1596914025 9781596914025
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An irresistible literary treat: a memoir of the social and sexual lives of New York Citys cultural and intellectual in-crowd in the tumultuous 1970s, from acclaimed author Edmund White.In the New Y ork of the 1970s, in the wake of Stonewall and in the midst of economic collapse, you might find the likes of Jasper Johns and William Burroughs at the next cocktail party, and you were as likely to be caught arguing Marx at the New York City Ballet as cruising for sex in the warehouses and parked trucks along the Hudson. This is the New York that Edmund White portrays inCity Boy: a place of enormous intrigue and artistic tumult. Combining the no-holds-barred confession and yearning ofA Boys Own Storywith the easy erudition and sense of place ofThe Flaneur, this is the story of Whites years in 1970s New York, bouncing from intellectual encounters with Susan Sontag and Harold Brodkey to erotic entanglements downtown to the burgeoning gay scene of artists and writers. I ts a moving, candid, brilliant portrait of a time and place, full of encounters with famous names and cultural icons.      

Author: Edmund White

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 304

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA

Publication Date: 2009-10-07


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