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"What makes Nog the cult novel it is lies in the fact that the journey Wurlitzer depicts is one that never arrives at a conclusion either geographical or spiritual, and there will always be a new generation of readers seeking a guide for such a trip. That Nog continues to endure is a sign that the novel transcends its existence as a cultural artifact to emerge as a work of continuing resonance." Gerry Donaghy, Powells.com (read the entire Powells.com review)

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Originally published by Random House in 1969, Nog became a universally revered cult novel and a symbol of the countercultural movement.

In Rudolph Wurlitzer's signature hypnotic and haunting voice, Nog tells the tale of a man adrift in the American West, armed with nothing more than his own three pencil-thin memories and an octopus in a bathysphere.

This edition of Nog features a new introduction from noted critic and writer Erik Davis (TechGnosis)

Yesterday afternoon a girl walked by the window and stopped for sea shells. I was wrenched out of two months of calm. Nothing more than that, certainly, nothing ecstatic or even interesting, but very silent and even, as those periods have become for me.

Review:

"Nog is to literature what Dylan is to lyrics." Jack Newfield, The Village Voice

Review:

"A new kind of American travelogue." David Ulin, Los Angeles Times Book Review

Review:

"Somewhere between Psychedelic Superman and Samuel Beckett." Newsweek

Synopsis:

A cult classic from celebrated author returns to print with a new introduction from Erik Davis.

Synopsis:

Nog is to literature what Dylan is to lyrics.--Jack Newfield, The Village Voice

A new kind of American travelogue.--David Ulin, Los Angeles Times Book Review

Somewhere between Psychedelic Superman and Samuel Beckett.--Newsweek

Originally published by Random House in 1969, Nog became a universally revered cult novel and a symbol of the countercultural movement.

In Rudolph Wurlitzer's signature hypnotic and haunting voice, Nog tells the tale of a man adrift in the American West, armed with nothing more than his own three pencil-thin memories and an octopus in a bathysphere.

This edition of Nog features a new introduction from noted critic and writer Erik Davis (TechGnosis).

Yesterday afternoon a girl walked by the window and stopped for sea shells. I was wrenched out of two months of calm. Nothing more than that, certainly, nothing ecstatic or even interesting, but very silent and even, as those periods have become for me.

Rudolph Wurlitzer is the author of the novels The Drop Edge of Yonder, Quake, Flats, and Slow Fade, as well as the nonfiction memoir Hard Travel to Sacred Places. He wrote the screenplays for such classic films as Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, Two Lane Blacktop, and Walker, among others, and co-directed the film Candy Mountain with Robert Frank.

About the Author

Rudolph Wurlitzer is the author of the novels The Drop Edge of Yonder, Quake, Flats, and Slow Fade, as well as the nonfiction memoir Hard Travel to Sacred Places. He wrote the screenplays for such classic films as Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, Two Lane Blacktop, and Walker, among others, and co-directed the film Candy Mountain with Robert Frank.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780982015124
Author:
Wurlitzer, Rudolph
Publisher:
Two Dollar Radio
Introduction by:
Davis, Erik
Introduction:
Davis, Erik
Author:
Davis, Erik
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
West (u.s.)
Subject:
Road fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20090831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
168
Dimensions:
7.6 x 5.3 x 0.5 in 6 oz

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Product details 168 pages Two Dollar Radio - English 9780982015124 Reviews:
"Review A Day" by , "What makes Nog the cult novel it is lies in the fact that the journey Wurlitzer depicts is one that never arrives at a conclusion either geographical or spiritual, and there will always be a new generation of readers seeking a guide for such a trip. That Nog continues to endure is a sign that the novel transcends its existence as a cultural artifact to emerge as a work of continuing resonance." (read the entire Powells.com review)
"Review" by , "Nog is to literature what Dylan is to lyrics."
"Review" by , "A new kind of American travelogue."
"Review" by , "Somewhere between Psychedelic Superman and Samuel Beckett."
"Synopsis" by ,
A cult classic from celebrated author returns to print with a new introduction from Erik Davis.
"Synopsis" by , Nog is to literature what Dylan is to lyrics.--Jack Newfield, The Village Voice

A new kind of American travelogue.--David Ulin, Los Angeles Times Book Review

Somewhere between Psychedelic Superman and Samuel Beckett.--Newsweek

Originally published by Random House in 1969, Nog became a universally revered cult novel and a symbol of the countercultural movement.

In Rudolph Wurlitzer's signature hypnotic and haunting voice, Nog tells the tale of a man adrift in the American West, armed with nothing more than his own three pencil-thin memories and an octopus in a bathysphere.

This edition of Nog features a new introduction from noted critic and writer Erik Davis (TechGnosis).

Yesterday afternoon a girl walked by the window and stopped for sea shells. I was wrenched out of two months of calm. Nothing more than that, certainly, nothing ecstatic or even interesting, but very silent and even, as those periods have become for me.

Rudolph Wurlitzer is the author of the novels The Drop Edge of Yonder, Quake, Flats, and Slow Fade, as well as the nonfiction memoir Hard Travel to Sacred Places. He wrote the screenplays for such classic films as Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, Two Lane Blacktop, and Walker, among others, and co-directed the film Candy Mountain with Robert Frank.

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