Arts & Entertainment
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Edmund White, the double life of a rebel

Author chats about his life and work

Edmund White, author of such classic books as The Joy of Gay Sex, A Boy’s Own Story and Genet: A Biography has now turned his attention to French poet Arthur Rimbaud.  The newly released book, Arthur Rimbaud, The Double Life of a Rebel, delves into the famous poet’s work, his influences and his tumultuous relationship with fellow poet, Paul Verlaine.  We spoke with White at his home in New York City.