Read City Boy: My Life in New York During the 1960s and 1970s by Edmund White Free Online
Book Title: City Boy: My Life in New York During the 1960s and 1970s|
The author of the book: Edmund White
City - Country: No data
Loaded: 2599 times
Reader ratings: 4.3
Edition: Bloomsbury UK
Date of issue: January 1st 2011
ISBN 13: 9781408809426
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 619 KB
Read full description of the books:
City Boy is about Edmund White's life in New York City from the early 1960's through the early 1980's. The main themes are:
1. Writing and publishing. This was the most interesting. Some writers are supportive of others. Some are bitchy.
2. Gay life, before and after Stonewall. White is more than candid. He is HIV positive, and a founder of the Gay Men's Health Crisis.
3. Gossip. He must have known damn near everyone in the arts. The name-dropping doesn’t stop with Peggy Guggenheim, Jasper Johns, Susan Sontag, Robert Mapplethorpe, and William Burroughs. It just goes on and on.
4. NYC in the 60's & 70's was not a pretty place. The garbage strikes, crime, and graffiti are noted. That time also had spirit and excitement. Another reviewer noted that the book ignores the punk scene, which was very present in NYC. White did mention Patti Smith and her connection with Mapplethorpe.
City Boy is well written and concise. The same content could fill two books. White acknowledges the many friends and associates that helped edit, research, and proofread this book. It’s odd that he called the f-holes in a cello “S curves”, and no one caught it. Sometimes the details were tiring, but City Boy was fascinating. I’ll look for some of the many other books by Edmund White.
Edit: Disclosure - I received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads.
Download City Boy: My Life in New York During the 1960s and 1970s ERUB
Download City Boy: My Life in New York During the 1960s and 1970s DOC
Download City Boy: My Life in New York During the 1960s and 1970s TXT