Talk:Edmund White on writing, incest, life and Larry Kramer

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Original Reporting notes[edit]

In person interview conducted in New York City at White's apartment on October 12, 2007. --David Shankbone 15:40, 8 November 2007 (UTC)



Parts requiring cleanup[edit]

  • Carl Phillips is a black man from the islands who lives now in New York but is one of England’s most important writers; Salman Rushdie. - That doesn't seem to make sense. --Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 22:03, 8 November 2007 (UTC)
  • He was rambling...listing names of people. --David Shankbone 22:19, 8 November 2007 (UTC)

Great interview, but one minor quibble. This sentence:

"To the casual reader, they may find it disquieting that someone like his father existed in 1950's America..."

is really inelegant. What is the "to" doing in it? And who is the "they"? It should read: "The casual reader may find it disquieting..."

As a general rule we do not edit articles for grammar more than a week after they are published. (With the idea that older articles should serve as a historical record. See Wikinews:Archive conventions) This article was published 2 years ago. Bawolff 04:45, 22 November 2009 (UTC)

White says "If you go to high schools now—because I teach 18, 19, 20 year olds—they don’t know the classics. All they know is The Color Purple and stuff like that. They all know The Color Purple but they don’t know The Fairy-Queen."

The latter work White refers to is The Faerie Queene, a poem by Edmund Spenser, not The Fairy Queen, a musical work by Henry Purcell.