Chaos: A Novella and Stories

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Carroll & Graf, 2007 - Fiction - 184 pages
9 Reviews
When a respected older man clings to the values and mores of the liberated 1970s, when he pursues sex relentlessly and his reputation suffers, Chaos ensues. White explores different aspects of aging, romance, and sex, inviting his readers to come with him to Florida, the Greek Isles, and Turkey — and into the chaotic gay demimonde of contemporary New York.

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User Review  - Jean-Paul - Goodreads

Edmund White's collection of short stories „Chaos“ tackles the taboo topic of homosexuality and aging. As so often is the case with White, one's jaw drops at his pitiless honesty. The writing is sublimely erudite and gratifying and White's descriptive powers are as razor sharp as ever. Read full review

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User Review  - Brian Bixler - Goodreads

A novella and a couple of short stories. White seems to ruminate on aging and the need for companionship in this compilation. Classical music references, use of French phrases and somewhat arcane ... Read full review

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Edmund White is the author of some twenty books, including a biography of Jean Genet, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award. He is best known for his trilogy of autobiographical novels—A Boy’s Own Story, The Beautiful Room is Empty and The Farewell Symphony. He teaches writing at Princeton. An officer of the French order of Arts and Letters, White has written a short life of Marcel Proust. His most recent book is his memoir, My Lives. He lives in New York.

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