Inside a pearl

pearlInside a Pearl is a lovely book to read if you like Edmund White and/or reading about living in Paris.  It could perhaps have used a slightly more aggressive editor.  Sometimes people appear without being properly introduced, and then, on their second or third appearance, White explains how they are connected to him or to other people in the book.  It’s a bit like chatting in passing with someone at a party and not being properly introduced until the host passes by later on.  There are also some passages apparently out of chronological order, but it’s not always easy to track.  However, I do like Edmund White, and I don’t at all mind reading about living in Paris.  There are some wonderful bits about the French language, too.

 

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