The City on the Page

  • The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
    The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
  • Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
    Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
  • Balzac: A Biography by Graham Robb
    Balzac: A Biography by Graham Robb
  • Jack Holmes and His Friend by Edmund White
    Jack Holmes and His Friend by Edmund White
  • The Age of Napoleon by Alistair Horne
    The Age of Napoleon by Alistair Horne
  • The Married Man – Edmund White


    The Married Man (Paperback)

    By (author): Edmund White

    The Married Man
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    Austin served his guests a first course of smoked fish and a salad in a mustard vinaigrette and a second of lamb shoulder stewed with onions, tomatoes and white beans. Then he passed around a big smelly platter of oozing cheeses, though privately he knew that chalky goat cheeses dusted in cinders were more “distinguished” than these runny Bries and Camemberts, and that skipping the cheese course altogether was still more aristocratic, but he also recognised that he had to fill his skinny young guests up. For dessert, like all Parisians, he bought bakery sweets, since no one in his own kitchen coudl rival the layered and unidentifiable mousses that the French admired and Americans dismissed as “synthetic”.

    White does what Hemingway could not, combining adequate writerly reverence for the Parisian experience with the gushing and conspiratorial style of a French society gossip columnist.