Edmund White | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Morris Dickstein

This literature criticism consists of approximately 6 pages of analysis & critique of Edmund White.
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Critical Review by Morris Dickstein

SOURCE: "Intimations of Mortality," in The New York Times Book Review, July 23, 1995, p. 6.

In the following review, Dickstein discusses White's Skinned Alive and asserts that, "In writing about AIDS yet keeping it at bay, he has turned a mortal threat into a surprising source of literary strength."

Among gay writers of his generation. Edmund White has emerged as the most versatile man of letters. A cosmopolitan writer with a deep sense of tradition, he has bridged the gap between gay subcultures and a broader literary audience. Besides five elegant novels, he has written a sex manual, a travel book about gay America, an award-winning biography of Jean Genet, a fine collection of literary essays and now a volume of mostly autobiographical stories that contains some of his best work.

Born in 1940, raised in the Midwest by parents...

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