Author

 
Edmund White

Edmund White

    Picaresque with closure
    Picaresque with closure
    One Hundred Years of Solitude is a masterpiece because it is an episodic novel that has a rigorous form – an unprecedented combination. From the very beginning we know the town of Macondo will endure only a century, so there is a limit to the length of the narrative....
    Bad sex? I do it all the time
    Bad sex? I do it all the time
    I started ruminating about sex writing while thinking about the annual Bad Sex Awards, won this year by the novelist Nancy Huston for...
    Renaissance woman of punks
    Renaissance woman of punks
    Patti Smith has a mythic imagination. As a young, desperately poor poet from southern New Jersey, she headed to New York to seek her fortune, with...