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This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: Frederick Exley's inimitable "fictional memoir" A Fan's Notes has assumed the status of a classic since its first publication in 1968. Mordantly and poignantly, Exley describes the profound failures of his life--professional, sexual, and personal. His attempts to find a place for himself in an unaccommodating world take him from the University of Southern California to Chicago--where he meets the dangerously seductive, lovely Bunny Sue Allorgee--to New York City's Greenwich Village saloons, and back to Watertown, his hometown in upstate New York, where he spends months on his mother's living room davenport watching television before undergoing shock treatment at Avalon Valley hospital. Between bars, women, and jobs, Exley exercises his obsession with the New York Giants and their great halfback Frank Gifford, until he at last realizes his life's ambition: writing A Fan's Notes. and Institute of Arts and Letters' Rosenthal Award for "that work which.is a considerable literary achievement." It was described by Robert Penn Warren as "a moving and memorable book," by Michael Crichton as "a devastating novel," and by William Gass as "an instructive, powerful and bruising experience." In Newsweek, Jack Kroll wrote that the novel is "a welcome re-minder of what the basic business of literature and of living really is. All fans of life and art should read it." This Modern Library edition includes an Introduction by Frederick Exley's biographer, Washington Post book critic and columnist Jonathan Yardley. A Fan's Notes was nominated for a National Book Award, won the William Faulkner Award for "the year's most notable first novel," and was awarded the National Academy. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Frederick Exley's inimitable "fictional memoir" A Fan's Notes has assumed the status of a classic
since its first publication in 1968. Mordantly and poignantly, Exley describes the profound failures of his life--professional, sexual, and personal. His attempts to find a place for himself in an unaccommodating world take him from the University of Southern California to Chicago--where he meets the dangerously seductive, lovely Bunny Sue Allorgee--to New York City's Greenwich Village saloons, and back to Watertown, his hometown in upstate New York, where he spends months on his mother's living
room davenport watching television before undergoing shock treatment at Avalon Valley hospital. Between bars, women, and jobs, Exley exercises his obsession with the New York Giants and their great halfback Frank Gifford, until he at last realizes his life's ambition: writing A Fan's Notes.
and Institute of Arts and Letters' Rosenthal Award for "that work which...is a considerable literary achievement." It was described by Robert Penn Warren as "a moving and memorable book," by Michael Crichton as "a devastating novel," and by William Gass as "an instructive, powerful and bruising experience." In Newsweek, Jack Kroll wrote that the novel is "a welcome re-minder of what the basic business of literature and of living really is. All fans of life and art should read it."
  This Modern Library edition includes an Introduction by Frederick Exley's biographer, Washington Post book critic and columnist Jonathan Yardley.

   A Fan's Notes was nominated for a National Book Award, won the William Faulkner Award for "the year's most notable first novel," and was awarded the National Academy

Review: Frederick Exley recounts his life as the son of a hero-worshipped high school athlete who is doomed to be a spectator not only of sports, but of life. From irresponsible drifter, to dreamer of impossible dreams, to drunkard, to frequent patient at an asylum, Exley carried baggage from his childhood through much of his adult life, never feeling he could escape the dark cloud of expectation that hung over him. When Frank Gifford, former New York Giants backfield star, is injured, Exley is jolted into painful realisations about his life and a confession.

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