Edmund Valentine White III (born January 13, 1940) is an American novelist, as well as a writer of memoirs and an essayist on literary and social topics. Much of his writing is on the theme of same-sex love. Probably his best-known books are The Joy of Gay Sex (1977) (written with Charles Silverstein) and his trio of autobiographic novels, A Boy's Own Story (1982), The Beautiful Room Is Empty ... more »
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''The man whose heart is as warm as a hanky soaked in ethyl chloride.''Edmund White (b. 1940), U.S. author. States of Desire: Travels in Gay America, ch. 1 (1980).