A Boy's Own Story: A Novel by Edmund White PDF

By Edmund White

ISBN-10: 0143114840

ISBN-13: 9780143114840

Initially released in 1982 because the first of Edmund White's trilogy of autobiographical novels, A Boy's personal Story turned an speedy vintage for its pioneering portrayal of homosexuality. The book's unnamed narrator, growing to be up through the Nineteen Fifties, is beset via aloof mom and dad, a merciless sister, and constant mocking from his friends, compelling him to search out artistic endeavors and literature as solace-and to discover new relationships within the fight to include his personal sexuality. Lyrical and poignant, with strong evocations of disgrace and craving, this can be an American literary treasure.

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And even higher," I said. I am accustomed to being downgraded by businesspeople, lawyers, engineers, Washington hotshots, various scientists. Even their secretaries, who get their notions of what matters from television, hide their smiles behind their hands and give one another the high sign when I turn up--some incomprehensible goofball. So I allowed Vela to be as superior as she pleased, while Ravel-stein said I should have more proper pride and that it was phony of me to be so meek. But I wasn't inclined to go out of my way to defer to so many critics.

What he was suggesting was that I didn't have to accept Vela's behavior. When we went to the country she locked herself up in her room. Two solitudes were then created. That was what our summers in New England were like: under one sun, on one planet, there were these two separate existences. Vela was especially beautiful when she was silent. Silent, she seemed to be praying to her beauty. Ravelstein may have been aware of this. He came to New Hampshire to be with me very briefly, and he immediately understood what I had gotten into.

Rosamund, who was sitting beside me on the edge of the stone basin, did not feel shut out when I was reading. It had taken Ravelstein some time to get used to seeing Rosamund and me as a married pair. There was a kind of oddity about that because he took an unusual interest in his students, and Rosamund was one of them. He would have said, if asked about this, that given the sort of education they were getting, with its un usual emphasis "on the affects"--on love, not to beat around the bush--it would have been irresponsible to pretend that the teach ing could be separated from the binding of souls.

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