Monday, July 01, 2013
“I’ve never gotten a fellowship, I’ve never gotten a grant, I’ve never gotten anything.” —Hubert Selby Jr.
The author of nine renowned works of fiction, Hubert Selby Jr. was noted for his gritty portrayals of addiction and urban despair. His books have influenced generations of authors, artists, and musicians.
Selby’s Requiem for a Dream is widely regarded as one of the best novels ever written about substance abuse—and the tragic and captivating tale caught...
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Your favorite show was on television. You had to walk the dog. You read the Cliff's Notes (or the review in the New York Times) and got the gist. And somehow, you never managed to actually read the book.
But when someone asks you about Bestseller X or Classic Novel Y at a dinner party, you fumble your way through the conversation and nod knowingly, right?
We consider ourselves smart, moderately well read folks. We’ve all got books that we meant to...
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