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Inside a pearl : my years in Paris
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New York : Bloomsbury, 2014.
Format:
Book
Edition:
First U.S. edition.
Physical Desc:
261 pages ; 22 cm.
Status:
Main Library - Adult Non-Fiction
813.54 W5836i
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When Edmund White moved to Paris in 1983, leaving New York City in the midst of the AIDS crisis, he was forty-three years old, couldn't speak French, and only knew two people in the entire city. But in middle age, he discovered the new anxieties and pleasures of mastering a new culture. When he left fifteen years later to take a teaching position in the U.S., he was fluent enough to broadcast on French radio and TV, and in his work as a journalist, he'd made the acquaintance of everyone fromYves Saint Laurent to Catherine Deneuve to Michel Foucault. He'd also developed a close friendship with an older woman, Marie-Claude, through which he'd come to understand French life and culture in a deeper way.

The book's title evokes the Parisian landscape in the eternal mists and the half-light, the serenity of the city compared to the New York White had known (and vividly recalled in City Boy ). White fell headily in love with the city and its culture: both intoxicated and intellectually stimulated. He became the definitive biographer of Jean Genet; he wrote lives of Marcel Proust and Arthur Rimbaud; and he became a recipient of the French Order of Arts and Letters. Inside a Pearl recalls those fertile years for White. It's a memoir which gossips and ruminates, and offers a brilliant examination of a city and a culture eternally imbued with an aura of enchantment.

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APA Citation (style guide)

White, E. (2014). Inside a pearl: my years in Paris. First U.S. edition. New York: Bloomsbury.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

White, Edmund, 1940-. 2014. Inside a Pearl: My Years in Paris. New York: Bloomsbury.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

White, Edmund, 1940-, Inside a Pearl: My Years in Paris. New York: Bloomsbury, 2014.

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White, Edmund. Inside a Pearl: My Years in Paris. First U.S. edition. New York: Bloomsbury, 2014. Print.

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