WorldCat Identities

Selby, Hubert

Overview
Works: 142 works in 682 publications in 8 languages and 9,837 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Psychological fiction  Film adaptations  Motion picture plays  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Film and video adaptations  Interviews 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Speaker, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Dedicatee, Other, Narrator, Actor, Interviewee, Creator
Classifications: PS3569.E547, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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posthumous Publications by Hubert Selby, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Hubert Selby
Last exit to Brooklyn by Hubert Selby ( Book )
112 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The decadence and violence of the urban streets is graphically portrayed in this novel set in a post-WWII Brooklyn slum
Requiem for a dream by Darren Aronofsky ( Visual )
71 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Four individuals living near Coney Island in Brooklyn suffer from their menacing addiction to heroin, cocaine, and speed. The drugs are very easily obtained and keep each in its cycle of dependence. Harry Goldfarb is your typical heroin junky with an ambitious plan of 'Getting off hard knocks, ' with help from his cocaine crazed girlfriend Marion and his long time friend Tyrone. In the mean time, his widowed mother is obsessed with the glamor of television and eventually finds her way to a dietitian who pushes her into the cycle of drug induced enslavement
Requiem for a dream : a novel by Hubert Selby ( Book )
41 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and Korean and held by 1,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book is about four individuals who pursued the American Dream. 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 heroin habit gets the better of them, consumes them and destroys their dreams and Harry's mother's addiction to diet pills lands her in a state mental hospital
The room by Hubert Selby ( Book )
32 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A viscerally affecting portrait of an incarcerated man who loses himself to dark fantasies of revenge In The Room, Hubert Selby, Jr., imaginatively and convincingly explores the inconceivable depths of madness. A small-time criminal sits alone in his cell, his mind radiating with sadistic thoughts of retribution against his captors and those who have failed him during his life. What follows is a deeply disturbing exploration into one of the darkest minds in American fiction—made all the more terrifying by the narrator’s flashes of humanity. The Room is Selby’s second novel—a tale so frightening the author himself couldn’t read it for decades after writing it. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Hubert Selby, Jr., including rare photos from the author’s estate
The willow tree : a novel by Hubert Selby ( Book )
18 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and German and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In New York, a black youth who is beaten by a gang learns forgiveness from a Holocaust survivor. The Jew cares for his wounds, counsels him to forget the incident and when an opportunity for revenge comes, the youth turns it down
The demon by Hubert Selby ( Book )
38 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A womanizer & rsquo;s struggle for self-control spirals into crime, madness, and murder Harry White grew up in blue-collar Brooklyn, but the young man & rsquo;s charm, smarts, and good looks have helped him earn a place as an uptown junior executive. White & rsquo;s gifts have also made his love life easy, and he takes special pleasure in seducing married women. But when & ldquo;Harry the Lover & rdquo; is ready to grow up and leave his womanizing behind, White finds that suppressing his libido has dangerous consequences. His attempts at restraint awaken something sinister, causing White to seek excitement in a new form of violence and depravity. Shocking and enthralling, The Demon is an unflinching meditation on male vanity by one of the most acclaimed and original writers of the twentieth century. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Hubert Selby, Jr., including rare photos from the author & rsquo;s estate
Song of the silent snow by Hubert Selby ( Book )
25 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and German and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fifteen stories describe a lucky gambler, a salesman trying to build up his self-confidence, a boy facing the anxieties of puberty, a carefully planned date, and a commuter's fantasy
Waiting period by Hubert Selby ( Book )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A man pulls back from the brink of suicide when his application to buy a gun with which to shoot himself is delayed by an unexpected computer glitch. Forced to wait until the error is cleared, he begins to rethink his position and eventually decides that, instead of violently throwing his life away, he will dedicate his time and effort to disposing of all those he feels deserve to die."--Jacket
Fear X ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Harry's wife is killed in a seemingly random incident, he is fueled by his memories of her to document all the circumstances involving her death. Examining footage taken by security cameras, along with other discoveries, Harry's search leads him to a new theory that may implicate a former neighbor
Letzte Ausfahrt Brooklyn : Roman by Hubert Selby ( Book )
35 editions published between 1968 and 2004 in German and Undetermined and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die 6 Stücke dieses äRomansä aus dem düsteren, inhumanen, brutalen Milieu der Unterwelt und der Slums von Brooklyn wirken in ihrer Authenzität beklemmend
A Darren Aronofsky collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The lives of four ambitious people are ruined by drug addiction; a paranoid mathematician obsesses over a number that will unlock patterns found in nature
Requiem for a dream (2000) shooting script by Darren Aronofsky ( )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le saule by Hubert Selby ( Book )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in French and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bobby, un adolescent noir du South Bronx, est fiancé à Maria, une jeune fille d'origine hispanique. Un amour contre-nature pour les membres d'une bande qui défigurent Maria en lui lançant un jet d'acide. Maria est soignée à l'hôpital tandis que Bobby, lui, est recueilli par un mystérieux clochard. Le récit d'une guérison lente et hasardeuse, car les blessures sont surtout intérieures
Last exit to Brooklyn by Uli Edel ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Het leven van een aantal aan de zelfkant van de samenleving levende mensen in de New Yorkse wijk Brooklyn in 1952, met op de achtergrond een fabrieksstaking
Retour à Brooklyn by Hubert Selby ( Book )
9 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in French and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sara Goldfarb, mère juive veuve, vit seule à Coney Island dans l'attente d'être un jour invitée à son émission préférée. Son fils Harry, drogué, passe ses journées avec sa petite amie et son copain Tyrone, à rêver
Chanson de la neige silencieuse by Hubert Selby ( Book )
8 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in French and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recueil d'une quinzaine de nouvelles, éparpillées jusque-là dans le temps (1957-1981) et les revues. Ces nouvelles offrent un aperçu de l'univers des rues et des bars new-yorkais et de l'écriture brutale et réaliste, à la limite de l'obscénité poétique, qui ont fait connaître l'auteur
Hubert Selby Jr it/ll be better tomorrow ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hubert Selby Jr., Brooklyn-born ex-merchant mariner who turned to drugs and writing after cheating death, created a lasting vision of urban hell in his novel ''Last Exit to Brooklyn," a critical success and a controversial best-seller. Before the book's publication in 1964, Selby had earned less than $100 writing, and afterward he derailed himself with a drug habit. His writing gained a passionate following in Europe, was forgotten in the US, and only rediscovered after a successful film adaptation of "Last Exit to Brooklyn" was released in 1990. This documentary explores the life and work of this unlikely literary icon, and features extensive interviews with Selby as well as his friends and admirers
Waiting period by Hubert Selby ( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in French and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Une personne à la recherche d'une arme pour se suicider, décide finalement de s'en prendre à la société. A travers son personnage, l'auteur décrit sa vision de l'Amérique de George Bush Jr
Der Dämon : Roman by Hubert Selby ( Book )
12 editions published between 1980 and 1996 in German and Undetermined and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ultima fermata a Brooklyn by Hubert Selby ( Book )
11 editions published between 1966 and 2002 in Italian and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
H SELBY JR
Selby, Hubert Jr.
Selby, Hubert, Jr. 1928-2004
Selby, Hubert junior 1928-2004
Селби, Хьюберт
セルビー, ヒューバート, Jr
Languages
English (343)
German (64)
French (59)
Italian (13)
Spanish (2)
Dutch (2)
Multiple languages (1)
Korean (1)
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