Requiem for a Dream: A Novel

4.1 avg rating
( 38,497 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781560252481: Requiem for a Dream: A Novel

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

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

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.

Review:

"Selby's place is in the front rank of American novelists." -- New York Times Book Review

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Hubert Selby
Published by Hachette Book Group
ISBN 10: 1560252480 ISBN 13: 9781560252481
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hachette Book Group. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 1560252480

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.79
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Hubert Selby
ISBN 10: 1560252480 ISBN 13: 9781560252481
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97815602524810000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.56
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Selby, Hubert
ISBN 10: 1560252480 ISBN 13: 9781560252481
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1999. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9781560252481

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Selby, Hubert
ISBN 10: 1560252480 ISBN 13: 9781560252481
New Quantity Available: 4
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1999. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # KB-9781560252481

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.74
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Hubert Selby
Published by Thunder s Mouth Press, United States (1999)
ISBN 10: 1560252480 ISBN 13: 9781560252481
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Thunder s Mouth Press, United States, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 208 x 137 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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. Bookseller Inventory # ABZ9781560252481

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Hubert Selby
Published by Thunder s Mouth Press, United States (1999)
ISBN 10: 1560252480 ISBN 13: 9781560252481
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Thunder s Mouth Press, United States, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 208 x 137 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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. Bookseller Inventory # ABZ9781560252481

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.40
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Selby, Hubert
Published by Da Capo Press (1999)
ISBN 10: 1560252480 ISBN 13: 9781560252481
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Da Capo Press, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 1560252480

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.72
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Selby, Hubert
Published by Da Capo Press
ISBN 10: 1560252480 ISBN 13: 9781560252481
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Da Capo Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1560252480 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Bookseller Inventory # SWATI21-30002462

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.88
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Darren Aronofsky, Hubert Selby Jr., Richard Price
Published by Little, Brown 1999-10-12, New York :|[St. Paul, Minn.] (1999)
ISBN 10: 1560252480 ISBN 13: 9781560252481
New paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Little, Brown 1999-10-12, New York :|[St. Paul, Minn.], 1999. paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9781560252481

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.78
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.81
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Hubert Selby
Published by Thunder's Mouth Press
ISBN 10: 1560252480 ISBN 13: 9781560252481
New Paperback Quantity Available: 4
Seller
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Thunder's Mouth Press. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. 288 pages. Dimensions: 8.1in. x 5.4in. x 0.9in.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. Selbys 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 Dostoevskys. . . . To understand Selbys work is to understand the anguish of America. -- The New York Times Book Review This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9781560252481

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.89
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book