Our young man / Edmund White.

By: White, Edmund, (Edmund Valentine), 1940- [author.]
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2016Description: 282 pages ; 24 cmISBN: 9781408858943 (paperback); 1408858940 (paperback)Subject(s): Gay men -- Fiction | Interpersonal relations -- Fiction | Homosexuality -- FictionGenre/Form: Gay erotic stories. Scope and content: "Our Young Man" follows the life of a gorgeous Frenchman, Guy, as he goes from the industrial city of Clermont-Ferrand to the top of the modeling profession in New York City's fashion world, becoming the darling of Fire Island's gay community. Like Wilde's Dorian Grey, Guy never seems to age; at thirty-five he is still modeling, still enjoying lavish gifts from older men who believe he's twenty-three--though their attentions always come at a price. Ambivalently, Guy lets them believe, driven especially by the memory of growing up poor, until he finds he needs the lie to secure not only wealth, but love itself. Surveying the full spectrum of gay amorous life through the disco era and into the age of AIDS, Edmund White (who worked at "Vogue "for ten years) explores the power of physical beauty--to fascinate, to enslave, and to deceive--with sparkling wit and pathos. Als een jonge homoseksuele Fransman rond 1980 als model succes heeft in New York wordt hij geconfronteerd met de gevolgen van aids.
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"Our Young Man" follows the life of a gorgeous Frenchman, Guy, as he goes from the industrial city of Clermont-Ferrand to the top of the modeling profession in New York City's fashion world, becoming the darling of Fire Island's gay community. Like Wilde's Dorian Grey, Guy never seems to age; at thirty-five he is still modeling, still enjoying lavish gifts from older men who believe he's twenty-three--though their attentions always come at a price. Ambivalently, Guy lets them believe, driven especially by the memory of growing up poor, until he finds he needs the lie to secure not only wealth, but love itself. Surveying the full spectrum of gay amorous life through the disco era and into the age of AIDS, Edmund White (who worked at "Vogue "for ten years) explores the power of physical beauty--to fascinate, to enslave, and to deceive--with sparkling wit and pathos. Als een jonge homoseksuele Fransman rond 1980 als model succes heeft in New York wordt hij geconfronteerd met de gevolgen van aids.

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