A Boy's Own Story

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Plume, 1994 - Fiction - 217 pages
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A landmark of gay literature, A Boy's Own Story is the first of Edmund White's trilogy of autobiographical novels, which brilliantly evoke a young man's coming-of-age and document American gay life through the last forty years.

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Review: A Boy's Own Story (The Edmund Trilogy #1)

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This book, I believe, initiated mostly in the land of its origin what was known as the 'gay novel', a genre of almost unvarying neurotically-narcissistic, self-pitying or self-aggrandizing ... Read full review

Review: A Boy's Own Story (The Edmund Trilogy #1)

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Poetic and fluid, if you go with the flow you'll like this coming-of-age memoir set in the mid 20th century. It's a reminder of how different the mindset was when it came to being gay - it was a time ... Read full review

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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (1994)

Edmund White, author of thirteen books, is a Chevalier de L'Ordre des Arts et Lettres, and the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Award for Literature from the National Academy of Arts and Letters. His Genet: A Biography won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Lambda Literary Award. He lives in Paris, France.

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