Over twenty years after its first publication in 1978, Requiem for a Dream makes it to the big screen in a major motion picture starring Ellen Burstyn, Jennifer Connelly, Marlon Wayans, Jared Leto, and Christopher McDonald. Directed by Darren Aronofsky, the highly acclaimed director of Pi, the movie was released in November 2000. In this searing novel, two young hoods, Harry and Tyrone, and a girlfriend fantasize about scoring a pound of uncut heroin and getting rich. But their habit gets the better of them, consumes them and destroys their dreams. "Selby's place is in the front rank of American novelists. His work has the power, the intimacy with suffering and morality, the honesty and moral urgency of Dostoevsky's....To understand Selby's work is to understand the anguish of America." -- The New York Times Book Review
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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.Review:
"Selby's place is in the front rank of American novelists." -- New York Times Book Review
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Book Description Playboy Press : trade distribution by Simon and Schuster, NEW YORK, 1978. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good Plus. First Edition Stated. Refurbished copy with clean new endpapers and markings removed. Blind stamp on title page, tape ghosts on exterior boards. Some brown splashes to pages, probably coffee. Book is covered by an unchipped jacket with $9.95 price, with some black color restoration, that covers all flaws. RARE novel by the author of "Last Exit to Brooklyn", that was made into a well-regarded film of the same name. A decent, sturdy, reading copy of the true first printing. Ex-Library. Bookseller Inventory # 027795
Book Description Playboy Press : trade distributi, 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Includes dust jacket. First Edition. First Edition is Stated. - Bound in 1/4 burgundy cloth with red boards; gold lettering. - includes unclipped dust jacket with publisher's price ($9.95) on front flap. - some wear, mild chipping to edges of jacket; front of jacket has small area of scratching. upper covers a tad bumped. Otherwise, very clean, tight, square, and unmarked. A very good copy in a good+ jacket. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001484651
Book Description Playboy Press : trade distribution by Simon and Schuster, 1978. Hardcover. Book Condition: good. 1st. 0872235106. Bookseller Inventory # 565553
Book Description Playboy Press : trade distribution by Simon and Schuster, 1978. Book Condition: Good. 1st. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP73103439
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