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Understanding Hubert Selby, Jr.

Author: James Richard Giles
Publisher: Columbia, S.C. : University of South Carolina Press, ©1998.
Series: Understanding contemporary American literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Since the publication in 1964 of his novel Last Exit to Brooklyn, which quickly achieved the status of a cult classic, Hubert Selby, Jr., has held a place as one of the foremost exponents of American underground literature. His work has yet to receive extensive critical attention, in part because of its deliberately shocking subject matter and its resistance to precise classification. In Understanding Huber Selby,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Hubert Selby; Hubert Selby; Hubert Selby; Hubert Selby; Hubert Selby; Hubert Selby; Hubert Selby
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Richard Giles
ISBN: 1570031762 9781570031762
OCLC Number: 36446793
Description: 164 p. ; 19 cm.
Contents: Understanding Hubert Selby, Jr. --
Last exit to Brooklyn --
The room --
The demon --
Requiem for a dream --
Song of the silent snow.
Series Title: Understanding contemporary American literature.
Other Titles: Hubert Selby, Jr.
Responsibility: James R. Giles.

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In examining the four novels and one collection of short stories by Hubert Selby Jr, this author argues that the full complexity of his fiction has not previously been understood. It contends that  Read more...

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