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Last Exit to Brooklyn remains undiminished in its awesome power and magnitude as the novel that first showed us the fierce, primal rage seething in America?s cities. Selby brings out the dope addicts, hoodlums, prostitutes, workers, and thieves brawling in the back alleys of Brooklyn. This explosive best-seller has come to be regarded as a classic of modern American writing.

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One critic aptly described Selby's debut novel, Last Exit to Brooklyn, as an "urgent ticker tape from hell." This book will grab you by the throat and drag you, willingly or otherwise, into Selby's Brooklyn — a Brooklyn inhabited by dope addicts, hoodlums, prostitutes, drag queens, corrupt union workers, and thieves brawling in the back alley. Selby's ability to write these otherwise despicable characters with compassion is what makes his novels so intriguing.
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"An extraordinary achievement...a vision of hell so stern it cannot be chuckled or raged aside." The New York Times Book Review

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"As dramatic and immediate as the click of a switchblade knife." Los Angeles Times

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"Last Exit to Brooklyn should explode like a rusty hellish bombshell over America and still be eagerly read in a hundred years." Allen Ginsberg

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"Drops like a sledgehammer. Emotionally beaten, one leaves it a different person?slightly changed, educated by pain, as Goethe said." The Nation

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"The raw strength and concentrated power of Last Exit to Brooklyn make it one of the really great works of fiction about the underground labyrinth of our cities." Harry T. Moore

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"Scorching, unrelenting, pulsing." Newsweek

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802131379
Author:
Hubert, Selby
Author:
Selby, Hubert
Author:
Selby, Hubert
Publisher:
Grove Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Subject:
Brooklyn
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) Fiction.
Subject:
Obsessive-compulsive disorder -- Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Number:
1st Evergreen ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 01-001
Publication Date:
19940131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.38 in 12 oz

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Product details 320 pages Grove Press - English 9780802131379 Reviews:
"Review" by , "An extraordinary achievement...a vision of hell so stern it cannot be chuckled or raged aside."
"Review" by , "As dramatic and immediate as the click of a switchblade knife."
"Review" by , "Last Exit to Brooklyn should explode like a rusty hellish bombshell over America and still be eagerly read in a hundred years."
"Review" by , "Drops like a sledgehammer. Emotionally beaten, one leaves it a different person?slightly changed, educated by pain, as Goethe said."
"Review" by , "The raw strength and concentrated power of Last Exit to Brooklyn make it one of the really great works of fiction about the underground labyrinth of our cities."
"Review" by , "Scorching, unrelenting, pulsing."
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