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  • Published: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409042532
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook

Skinned Alive



A powerful collection of short stories from one of America's best writers

Ranging in their settings from Paris and London to New York and the mid-west of America, a powerful collection of short stories from from one of America's best writers. Edmund White is best known for his fiction A BOY'S OWN STORY has become a claasic of its kind. Chatto has published his biography of Genet and his collected non-fiction; this book gathers together all of Edmund White's short stories, Looking at different aspects of gay experience - from first unrequited love to the experience of AIDS all told with White's inimitable humour and edge.

  • Published: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409042532
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook

About the author

Edmund White

Edmund White was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1940. His fiction includes the autobiographical sequence A Boy's Own Story, The Beautiful Room is Empty and The Farewell Symphony, as well as Caracole, Forgetting Elena, Noctunes for the King of Naples, and Skinned Alive, a collection of short stories. He is also the author of a highly acclaimed biography of Jean Genet, a short study of Proust, a travel book about America - States of Desire - and of Sketches from Memory, with Hubert Sorin. He is an officer of the Ordre des Arts et Lettres.

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Praise for Skinned Alive

each of the stories is self-defining ....to etch their portrait or (to use the metaphor of the title story) skin the subject, exposing nerves and tendons to the bloodthirsty curiosity of the reader.

Observer

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