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“Make love to older, important people”: Edmund White on love, life and what he’d do with £1m

The author and writer of The Unpunished Vice: A Life of Reading responds to Prospect's Brief Encounter questions

By Prospect Team   November 2018

First news event you can recall?

When I was four or five I remember a radio broadcast of one of Roosevelt’s fireside chats. We were all sitting solemnly in the living room in big leather chairs (one of them was blue leather for some reason) facing the big standing radio with its gold-threaded brown cloth cover masking the speaker. I didn’t understand a word but I…

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