We ship International with Tracking Number! May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! j. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: In a novel in the Beat tradition of Kerouac and Burroughs, a nationally known rock critic portrays the life of a debauchee who tries to come to terms with his continual drinking, womanizing, and flirtation with death. A first novel.
From Publishers Weekly:
In an alternately dazzling and tedious barrage of narrative pyrotechnics and vulgarity, rock chronicler Meltzer (L.A. Is the Capital of Kansas; The Aesthetics of Rock) recounts?in nearly 100 short chapters, through various sardonically philosophical personas?hard-won insights into music, writing, intoxication and, especially, sex en route to middle age. Evoking the sensory details of cunnilingus with painstaking precision, extolling masturbation or merely cataloguing sundry dalliances, Meltzer lays down rock- and jazz-inspired prose riffs as he draws on a rich lexicon of creative nicknames for male and female genitalia. Persnickety opinions on the legends of jazz and rock, meditations on the process of writing, elaborate wordplay and structural experimentation provide an odd counterpoint to this black-comic celebration of humanity's baser instincts: "The twin life impulses, cunnilingus and urination, versus the twin death impulses, vaginal intercourse and writing?a neverending battle?which will win?" Filling the shoes of Bukowski proves difficult for first-novelist Meltzer, who tends to overplay the self-congratulatory scatology and bury his flashes of brilliance?both narrative and metaphysical?beneath dicey and often tiresome attempts at comedy.
Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Title: The Night (Alone : a Novel)
Publisher: Little Brown & Co (T)
Publication Date: 1995
Book Condition: Used: Good
Book Description Little Brown & Company. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Dust Cover Missing. Light wear to edges and pages. Cover and spine show no easily noticeable damage. Bookseller Inventory # G0316566527I4N11
Book Description Little Brown & Company. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Light shelf wear and minimal interior marks. Bookseller Inventory # G0316566527I3N00
Book Description Little Brown & Co (T). Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 2732125783
Book Description Little Brown & Co (T). Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Bookseller Inventory # 2790912373
Book Description Book Condition: Good. The Hardcover has visible markings and wear. The dust jacket shows normal wear and tear. The pages show normal wear and tear. Fast Shipping, Ships within 1 Business Day!. Bookseller Inventory # 42GEY80003HR
Book Description Little Brown & Co (T), 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. The cover image and date may vary. Possible defects such as light shelving wear may exist. May have minor creasing, writing, stickers and/or residue. COAS Books, A Bookstore for Everyone. Ships Within 24 Hours - Satisfaction Guaranteed!. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000799228
Book Description Little Brown & Co (T). Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 0316566527 Very Good Condition. Tight and Neat. Five star seller - Buy with confidence!. Bookseller Inventory # Z0316566527Z2
Book Description Little Brown & Co., Boston, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Scuffed and soiled; 0316566527. Bookseller Inventory # 73549
Book Description Little, Brown and Company, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. A very nice copy, clean and tight. Solid, complete jacket protected in mylar. Bookseller Inventory # 059158
Book Description 1995. Book Condition: Near Fine. Pub by Little, Brown, 1995. Hardcover with dustjacket. 1st edition. Book is clean and tight. Light shelf wear to dustjacket. Fine book in Near Fine dustjacket. ISBN: 0-316-56652-7. Bookseller Inventory # 61088