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by Edmund White

Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Edmund White
ISBN: 0140059830
ISBN13: 978-0140059830
Language: English
Publisher: Penguin Books (October 29, 1981)
Pages: 184
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He is also the author of a highly acclaimed biography of Jean Genet, a short study of Proust, a travel book about gay America-States of Desire-and Our Paris

Only 5 left in stock (more on the way). He is also the author of a highly acclaimed biography of Jean Genet, a short study of Proust, a travel book about gay America-States of Desire-and Our Paris. He is an officer of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and teaches at Princeton University. He lives in New York City.

Forgetting Elena book. And what a colorful view that is. Precise, beautifully descriptive writing that at times took my breath away.

Edmund Valentine White was born on January 13, 1940, in Cincinnati, Ohio. He wrote Forgetting Elena. It’s a marvelous book.

Not to be confused with E. B. White. For the English cricketer, see Edmund White (cricketer). Edmund Valentine White was born on January 13, 1940, in Cincinnati, Ohio. White largely grew up in Chicago, Illinois. He’d then gone on to list titles by John Updike and Delmore Schwartz (particularly the short story "In Dreams Begin Responsibilities"), as well as Robbe-Grillet’s Jealousy among a few others. ) ^ Yohalem, John (December 10, 1978).

by. White, Edmund, 1940-. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

Edmund White was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1940. His fiction includes the autobiographical trilogy A Boy’s Own Story, The Beautiful Room Is Empty, and The Farewell Symphony, as well as Caracole, Forgetting Elena, Nocturnes for the King of Naples, and Skinned Alive, a collection of short stories.

Edmund White, ca. 2007. Photograph by David Shankbone. I was working for Time-Life Books from 1962 to 1970, as a staff writer, and after that I was a journalist

Edmund White, ca. I first met Edmund White following his move from New York to Paris in 1983. White’s previous novels, Forgetting Elena and Nocturnes for the King of Naples, and States of Desire: Travels in Gay America, had already identified him as a fresh, original voice in American fiction as well as one of the country’s most eloquent representatives of the gay community, but it was with A Boy’s Own Story that he acquired a wide international. I was working for Time-Life Books from 1962 to 1970, as a staff writer, and after that I was a journalist.

Forgetting Elena : A Novel. For, on the privileged island community where Forgetting Elena takes place, manners are everything.

TITLE: Forgetting Elena And Nocturnes For The King Of Naples. AUTHOR: Edmund White. Acceptable - Very well read.

For, on the privileged island community where Forgetting Elena takes place, manners are everything. Or so it seems to White's excruciatingly self-conscious young narrator who desperately wants to be accepted in this world where everything from one's bathroom habits to the composition of "spontaneous" poetry is subject to rigid conventions. Format Hardback 184 pages. Dimensions 10. 8 x 17. x 1. mm 9. 2g. Publication date 29 Oct 1981. Publisher Penguin Books. Publication City/Country United Kingdom.

Combining glittering wit, an atmosphere dense in social paranoia, and a breathtaking elegance and precision of language, White's first novel suggests a hilarious apotheosis of the comedy of manners. For, on the privileged island community where Forgetting Elena takes place, manners are everything. Or so it seems to White's excruciatingly self-conscious young narrator who desperately wants to be accepted in this world where everything from one's bathroom habits to the composition of "spontaneous" poetry is subject to rigid conventions.
Comments to eBook Forgetting Elena
invasion
Contrary to the title, Unforgettable.
Quynaus
So, is it pretentious tripe or one of the great masterpieces of the 20th Century? I can see how you might argue for either position. But what I can't see is how anyone can describe the book as funny, comical, etc., which a number of mainstream reviewers did. I had one or two mild chuckles along the way, but where's the humor in rejection, betrayal, public humiliation and suicide?

I was going to give the novel four stars, but any book that makes me look at the world differently, any book that haunts me the way this one is doing, is worth more than that. And then when I think of some of the truly pretentious tripe that some people think is great writing, I definitely have to give it five.

Finally, I'd really like to know what the author was on when he wrote it.
Skrimpak
Did not get it, did not like it. Tedious story, and downright annoying. I would have put it down without finishing it, had it not been selected for our Book Club.
Jeronashe
The book rambled. I have yet to get to the part where there is anything but roaming around. It is rather unclear what the relationships between the various obscure characters are. I may not finish it.
Sharpmane
A vanished gay culture and setting (recognizably The Pines in the 1960s) transformed into an icy fantasy, with details borrowed from the ceremonial court life of ancient Japan and Java. An amnesiac narrator finds himself in an imaginary island society, at once funny and horrific, where refined, ever-changing rules govern the slightest action. He must somehow deduce his own identity from the enigmatic offhand remarks of others around him while not giving himself away.
Though infused with a gay sensibility, this is not a "gay book". In it, obsessive aestheticism and obsessive love face each other, gradually becoming deadly enemies.
Hidden Winter
This is a slim, lush novel set on Fire Island in the 1960's, and written years before the plague of AIDS. Its subject is the intoxicating, intimidating, seductive, and ultimately cruelly destructive hip gay demimonde: the ruling class there -- and its "subjects." Gifted and kind-hearted novelist-critic-memoirist-teacher Edmund White's first novel, and the one that got him noticed, then praised by Nabokov and many others. It describes a lost world, but has much to say about the one remaining. Beautifully constructed and definitely worth reading.
Kardana
This is a classic novel, and one that works on several levels. A satire of Fire Island gay culture? Yes, but it works even if you have no idea that this is what the book is supposed to be "about," as I didn't when I first read it years ago. The prose is seamlessly perfect, and the device of the amnesiac narrator, which shouldn't work, actually does.
Despite its numerous accolades I found this book a most tedious slog. It may be the longest 184 pages I've ever forced myself through. It consists of nearly endless descriptive passages of unappealing characters on an incredibly thin and most unsatisfying narrative frame. An exercise in florid and fatuous pretension - a complete waste of time.
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