The burning library : essays

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: White, Edmund, 1940-
Other Authors: Bergman, David, 1950-
Item Description:Includes index.
Physical Description:xxviii, 386 pages ; 20 cm
Published: New York : Vintage International, [1994]
Table of Contents:
  • On reading : an exaltation of dreams
  • The gay philosopher
  • On becoming a model for male smut
  • The joys of gay life
  • Fantasia on the Seventies
  • On James Merrill
  • Sado machismo
  • The political vocabulary of homosexuality
  • The irresponsible art of Robert Mapplethorne
  • A sensual man with a spiritual quest: Christopher Isherwood
  • The politics of gender: Michel Foucault
  • Sweating mirrors: a conversation with Truman Capote
  • This is not a mammal: a visit with William Burroughs
  • James Schuyler
  • Thoughts on White on black on white: Coleman Dowell
  • The emperor of signs: Roland Barthes
  • Movies and poems: Pier Paolo Pasolini
  • Paradise found
  • Sexual culture
  • Nabakov: beyond parody
  • Writer on a hot tin roof: Tennessee Williams
  • The woman who loved memory: Christina Stead
  • Keeping up with the Jones: James Jones
  • Their masks, their lives - Harry Mathew's cigarettes
  • Esthetics and loss
  • Danilo Kis: the obligations of form
  • The critic, the mirror and the vamp: A. W. Symons
  • The Paris Review interview
  • The angel in the house: Tennessee William's letters
  • Out of the closet, on to the bookshelf
  • The wanderer: Juan Goytisolo's border crossings
  • Genet's Prisoner of love
  • Straight women, gay men
  • Black like whom?: Darryl Pinckney
  • Southern belles lettres: Cormac McCarthy
  • Two princes: Prince and Richard Prince
  • Two eulogies: David Kalstone, Robert Mapplethorpe
  • Pool in rocks by the sea: Isherwood and Bachardy
  • Marguerite Yourcernar
  • Herve Giubert: Sade in jeans
  • The personal is political: queer fiction and criticism.