9780714525983

The Demon

Selby, Hubert

ISBN 10: 0714525987 / 0-7145-2598-7
ISBN 13: 9780714525983
Publisher: Marion Boyars Publishers Ltd
Publication Date: 1977
Binding: Hardcover
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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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Book Description: Marion Boyars, New York & London, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. A 1989 reprint of a novel previously published in 1976. Not a very well made book with below average quality paper and a slight separation between frontispiece and title page (but not coming apart) Jacket may have a touch of fading. No jacket tears or chips and not price-clipped. No markings or bookplates. Bookseller Inventory # 105830

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Book Description: Marion Boyars/Rizzoli,, London/New York, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. First Edtion of This Edtion. Book Description: Marion Boyars/Rizzoli, London/New York, 1989. Hard Cover. Book Condition:A priistne new book and jacket tha tis unread and unmarked in an archival brodart book cover.Harry White is a man haunted by a satyr's lust and and obsessive need for sin and retribution. The more he succeeds, the more desperate he becomes, as a life of petty crime leads to fraud and murder and, eventually, to apocolyptic violence." Originally published in 1976.by Playboy Press. Bookseller Inventory # 016364

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