9780679754756

Skinned Alive: Stories

ISBN 10: 067975475X / 0-679-75475-X
ISBN 13: 9780679754756
Publisher: Vintage Books
Publication Date: 1996
Binding: Softcover
Editorial Reviews:
Synopsis:

The eight stories in this erotic and heartbreaking collection are barometers of difference. They measure the distance between an American expatriate and the Frenchman who tutors him in table manners and rough sex; the gulf between a man dying of AIDS and his uncomprehending relatives. "Wrenching, glorious, seductive . . . urgent and kinetic . . . delectably precise."--San Francisco Examiner.


Review:

"The forthright life celebrations and sexual concerns of White's earlier writings are now mediated by loss and grief. It is as though the high spirits of Tom Sawyer have dovetailed with the profound melancholy of Young Werther....What Edmund White conjures here is a serious, sustained look at how AIDS measures and shapes the meaning of our existence."

Michael Bronski, Los Angeles Times Book Review, 07/16/1995

Review:

"Short fiction suits White admirably, with the loving but leisurely detail of his novels giving way to something more urgent and kinetic....Just as important are White's wit, sharper than ever in his turn of phrase and shaping of narrative; and the candor and fluency with which he taps the deep reserves of emotion underlying these tales."

Michael Upchurch, San Francisco Chronicle Book Review, 06/18/1995

 

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