Caracole (Paperback)

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Edmund White

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Caracole Book Description

In French caracole means "prancing"; in English, "caper". Both words perfectly describe this high-spirited erotic adventure by a writer whose novels possess the athletic grace of grand ballet. In Caracole, Edmund White invents an entire world where country gentry languish in decaying mansions and foppish intellectuals exchange lovers and gossip in an occupied city that resembles both Paris under the Nazis and 1980s New York. To that city comes Gabriel, an awkward boy from the provinces whose social naivete and sexual ardor make him endlessly attractive to a variety of patrons and paramours. Together with his bewitching lover, Angelica, Gabriel navigates a glittering labyrinth of power and betrayal, snobbery and desire, in a novel that suggests a pas de deux between Nabokov and Balzac.
In French "caracole" means "prancing"; in English, "caper." Both words perfectly describe this high-spirited erotic adventure. In Caracole, White invents an entire world where country gentry languish in decaying mansions and foppish intellectuals exchange lovers and gossip in an occupied city that resembles both Paris under the Nazis and 1980s New York. To that city comes Gabriel, an awkward boy from the provinces whose social naivete and sexual ardor make him endlessly attractive to a variety of patrons and paramours.
"A seduction through language, a masque without masks, Caracole brings back to startling life a dormant strain in serious American writing: the idea of the romantic."--Cynthia Ozick

About the Author :

Edmund White has contributed to Caracole as an author. Edmund White is the author of the novels "Fanny: A Fiction", "A Boy's Own Story", "The Farewell Symphony", and "The Married Man"; a biography of Jean Genet; a study of Marcel Proust; and, most recently, a memoir, "My Lives". Having lived in Paris for many years, he has now settled in New York, and he teaches at Princeton University.

Book Details


Title: Caracole
Publisher: Vintage Books USA
Author: Edmund White
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN:

067976416X

EAN:

9780679764168

No. of Pages: 352
Publish Date: 1996-5-28
Binding: Paperback
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