Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Harry White is a man haunted. As he succeeds in climbing the social ladder through a good marriage and a good corporate job, the more desperate he becomes as adultery and petty crime lead to bigger things. Selby is the author of Last Exit to Brooklyn, The Room, and Song of the Silent Snow. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: A major American author of a stature with William Burroughs and Joseph Heller.?Los Angeles Times
Harry White is a man haunted by a satyr's lust and an obsessive need for sin and retribution. The more Harry succeeds - a good marriage, a good corporate job - the more desperate he becomes, as a life of petty crime leads to fraud and murder and, eventually, to apocalyptic violence.
Author of the controversial cult classic, Last Exit to Brooklyn, Hubert Selby began as a writer of short fiction. He plunges the reader head-first into the densely realized worlds of his protagonists, in which the details of daily life rub shoulders with obsession and madness. Although fundamentally concerned with morality, Selby's own sense of humility prevents him from preaching. He offers instead a passionate empathy with the ordinary dreams and aspirations of his characters, a brilliant ear for the urban vernacular and for the voices of conscience and self-deceit that torment his characters.
"Selby's place is in the front rank of American novelists ... to understand his work is to understand the anguish of America."?The New York Times Book Review
About the Author: Hubert Selby, Jr. was born in Brooklyn in 1928. At the age of 15, he dropped out of school and went to sea with the merchant marines. While at sea he was diagnosed with lung disease. With no other way to make a living, he decided to try writing: 'I knew the alphabet. Maybe I could be a writer.' In 1964 he completed his first book, Last Exit to Brooklyn, which has since become a cult classic. In 1966, it was the subject of an obscenity trial in the UK. His other books include The Room, The Demon, Requiem for a Dream, Song of the Silent Snow, The Willow Tree and Waiting Period. In 2000, Requiem for a Dream starred Jared Leto and Ellen Burstyn and was directed by Darren Aronofsky. Hubert Selby Jr died in Highland Park, Los Angeles, California in April 2004.
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Descrizione libro New York: Signet, 1977. Soft cover. Condizione libro: Good. 16mo, illustrated wrappers. First printing of first thus edition, August 1977. Originally published in hardcover in 1976 by Playboy Press. A good copy with clean, age-toned text; chipping to creased spine with two tiny slivers missing; chipping, scraping and minimal creasing to covers. *** What begins as an erotic odyssey ends in a nightmare of blood-freezing violence! It was almost as if Harry White had sold his soul to the Devil. Harry White, ladies' man -- handsome, charming -- always knowing how to please. How to attract. Seduce. But what happens when desire becomes obsession? When lover becomes tormentor? When sex just isn't enough, and only more dangerous, sinister exhilarations satisfy? What happens when Harry White's insatiable impulses propel him toward the ultimate in human darkness . . . ? "A man as surely hell-spawned as Rosemary's Baby . . . THE DEMON is terrifying!" --Chicago Daily News. "A freight train of a novel with a climax like a kick in the stomach." --William S. Burroughs. (Book description and details copyright Moments of Being). Codice libro della libreria 2-0018
Descrizione libro Signet. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: Fine. 0451076117 Like New Condition. Codice libro della libreria LN6.0231769
Descrizione libro Signet, 1977. Mass Market Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0451076117
Descrizione libro Signet, 1977. Mass Market Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P020451076117
Descrizione libro Signet, 1977. Mass Market Paperback. Condizione libro: Like New. Codice libro della libreria P010451076117
Descrizione libro Signet. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0451076117 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.0231769
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria 97804510761133.0
Descrizione libro Signet, 1977. Mass Market Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110451076117
Descrizione libro Signet, 1977. Mass Market Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 451076117