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The Resource A boy's own story, Edmund White ; introduction by Allan Gurganus ; afterword by the author

A boy's own story, Edmund White ; introduction by Allan Gurganus ; afterword by the author

Label
A boy's own story
Title
A boy's own story
Statement of responsibility
Edmund White ; introduction by Allan Gurganus ; afterword by the author
Title variation
boys own story
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this first volume of an autobiographical trilogy, a nameless narrator reminisces about his homosexual childhood and his conflicting emotions in coming of age during the 1950s. At fifteen years of age, the boy hopes ' that 'he is just passing through a homosexual "stage." At prep school he goes to a psychiatrist who pops pills and talks of his own problems -- and with no help from this man he begins slowly to see the real dimensions of his own life." Newsweek. "This first-person novel is 'written with the flourish of a master stylist ... It is an endearing portrait of a child's longing to be charming, popular, powerful, and loved, and of his struggles with adults ... [told with] sensitivity and elegance.'" Harpers
Summary
At home, in school, and on the streets, a homosexual teenager moves through comic sexual experiments, isolation, fear, and exciting expectations toward an escape from childhood and a firm sense of self
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
062023
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
White, Edmund
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Teenage boys
  • Gay youth
  • Gay youth
  • Teenage boys
Target audience
adult
Label
A boy's own story, Edmund White ; introduction by Allan Gurganus ; afterword by the author
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm48951388
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
2002 Modern Library ed., Twentieth anniversary ed..
Extent
xxxiii, 227 pages
Isbn
9780679642541
Lccn
2002020504
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)48951388
Label
A boy's own story, Edmund White ; introduction by Allan Gurganus ; afterword by the author
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm48951388
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
2002 Modern Library ed., Twentieth anniversary ed..
Extent
xxxiii, 227 pages
Isbn
9780679642541
Lccn
2002020504
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)48951388

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