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Will the real Toulouse-Lautrec please stand up?

Author: Leslie Waller
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1965.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : [1st ed.]
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"Strained, taut and chaotic, this novel follows a group of undesirables on a junket into hell. The only real and grotesquely fascinating character is the gargantuan Chick Midas, master comic. Midas adopts as many personalities off stage as on i.e. Midas the obscene, perverse genius; Midas the Jew; Midas the tortured, hate-filled schizoid; Midas the fetishist; and Midas the elephantine infant. Jordan Moore, the young  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie Waller
OCLC Number: 1483780
Description: 306 pages 22 cm

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"Strained, taut and chaotic, this novel follows a group of undesirables on a junket into hell. The only real and grotesquely fascinating character is the gargantuan Chick Midas, master comic. Midas adopts as many personalities off stage as on i.e. Midas the obscene, perverse genius; Midas the Jew; Midas the tortured, hate-filled schizoid; Midas the fetishist; and Midas the elephantine infant. Jordan Moore, the young narrator, joins Midas' entourage as they begin a cross country promotion tour to herald Midas' TV comeback. As this company of "Beautiful Friends" (backstage advisers, promoters, mistresses etc.) proceeds, they soon discover that they are fastened to the lashing tail of a splintering comet when Midas slowly degenerates into a psychotic Lenny Bruce. Running parallel to Midas' descent is the rise of Ozzie Burke, Midas' "discovery." Ozzie undergoes the transition from quiet anonymity to crowd raving acclaim as a too much Negro blues singer, a blues hipster who wails the creed of miscegenation to banal lyrics and a big beat. Ozzie's triumphs touch off some frantic teen mob riots that eventually culminate in a tragic death. A coast to coast televised nervous breakdown destroys the Midas personality but not the Midas touch."--Kirkus.

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