(Last Exit to Brooklyn) [PDF NEW] Ú Hubert Selby Jr.

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  • Last Exit to Brooklyn
  • Hubert Selby Jr.
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  • 03 April 2018
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Free read Last Exit to Brooklyn ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Reversed the following year with the help of a number of writers including Anthony Burgess this notorious masterpiece has lost none of its power to confront. HIGHEST RECOMMENDATIONGrabbed this from my stash Saturday evening and started blazing through it rapt Could not put it down Finished SundayUncompromising portrait of petty slothfulness and violence in grim Brooklyn in the 1950s The 1989 Jennifer Jason Leigh film was fine and disturbing but it can t capture the earnest immediacy of this book and the machine gun style of expression of the collouialisms and the stream of consciousness This is masterly it seems to have flowed off Selby s fingers the way Kerouac s On the Road did No uote marks or identification of speakers but they re not needed because it makes sense without all that Books this good sometimes make me uestion the need for punctuation actuallyI actually had difficulty trying to start this book in the past but reading Joyce s Ulysses has raised my reading comprehension level greatly so this thing flows like buttahThe terms gay and Miss Thing were already in use in 1957 Who knewThis is raw and frank and vivid and emotionally harrowing The cold amorality of the city Selby s expression is refreshingly free he s a genius at depicting sualorIt s a world of coffee in styrofoam cups and ueens who suck cum out of used condoms found in the parkThis could end up being a favorite Let s seeUPDATEMore than halfway through now Strike which takes up the entire middle third of the book is the kind of proletarian literature one rarely encounters A real on the ground look at a brutish closeted gay married shop steward swaggering like a little Caesar trying to draw attention to his pathetic selfIt s rare to see labor and unions depicted so unflatteringly in American literature It s nice for a change to see actual WORK LIFE depicted in a book Too often we get the after hours doings of characters and nothing in novels always the sex bits and never the workaday stuff that takes up most of our daily lives Gotta respect this Great historical value in this book as well I d add this along with The Jungle and Christ in Concrete to the list of best prole litThis part of the story starts with a hint of gay pedophilia and ends with an overt act of same Not much that Selby shies fromAlso must note Strike is written in somewhat a conventional style by comparison to the preceding chapters Omniscent narrator and punctuation though a lot of ellipses like thatAlso a must in the realm of gayueer lit in its evocation of gay bars drag balls rough trade and repressed sexuality taking the form of violence and compensatory extreme male hetero behaviorThe heroes of the book if there can be said to be any are the stoic browbeaten women Selby s portraits of women are by and large sympathetic even in the face of the menfolk s rampant misogyny Women also are seen as sexual beings who want orgasms as much as men I doubt this was commonly admitted in much other lit in 1957The last section of the book Landsend is a concentrated portrait of a half dozen family tenants in the tenement block alternating stories of the same characters Heartbreaking vignettes The old woman Ada probably the only truly sympathetic character in the novel Selby s depiction of her reality is lyrical perhaps the only real lyricism in the book It gave me chillsThis is a classic Definitely a new favorite I Cant Make You Love Me but I Can Make You Leave power to confront. HIGHEST RECOMMENDATIONGrabbed this from my stash Saturday evening and started blazing through it rapt Could not Vingespenn put it down Finished SundayUncompromising We Love Glenda So Much and A Change of Light portrait of Wenn Kinder trotzen petty slothfulness and violence in grim Brooklyn in the 1950s The 1989 Jennifer Jason Leigh film was fine and disturbing but it can t capture the earnest immediacy of this book and the machine gun style of expression of the collouialisms and the stream of consciousness This is masterly it seems to have flowed off Selby s fingers the way Kerouac s On the Road did No uote marks or identification of speakers but they re not needed because it makes sense without all that Books this good sometimes make me uestion the need for CC Программирование на языке высокого уровня punctuation actuallyI actually had difficulty trying to start this book in the Dead Letter past but reading Joyce s Ulysses has raised my reading comprehension level greatly so this thing flows like buttahThe terms gay and Miss Thing were already in use in 1957 Who knewThis is raw and frank and vivid and emotionally harrowing The cold amorality of the city Selby s expression is refreshingly free he s a genius at depicting sualorIt s a world of coffee in styrofoam cups and ueens who suck cum out of used condoms found in the A World of Ideas Conversations With Thoughtful Men and Women About American Life Today and the Ideas Shaping Our Future parkThis could end up being a favorite Let s seeUPDATEMore than halfway through now Strike which takes up the entire middle third of the book is the kind of Brief an den Vater proletarian literature one rarely encounters A real on the ground look at a brutish closeted gay married shop steward swaggering like a little Caesar trying to draw attention to his Zu Den Platonischen Gleichnissen pathetic selfIt s rare to see labor and unions depicted so unflatteringly in American literature It s nice for a change to see actual WORK LIFE depicted in a book Too often we get the after hours doings of characters and nothing in novels always the sex bits and never the workaday stuff that takes up most of our daily lives Gotta respect this Great historical value in this book as well I d add this along with The Jungle and Christ in Concrete to the list of best Once in Kazakhstan The Snow Leopard Emerges prole litThis In guten Kreisen part of the story starts with a hint of gay Serafina and the Black Cloak pedophilia and ends with an overt act of same Not much that Selby shies fromAlso must note Strike is written in somewhat a conventional style by comparison to the Artemis Fowl preceding chapters Omniscent narrator and La esfinge maragata punctuation though a lot of ellipses like thatAlso a must in the realm of gayueer lit in its evocation of gay bars drag balls rough trade and repressed sexuality taking the form of violence and compensatory extreme male hetero behaviorThe heroes of the book if there can be said to be any are the stoic browbeaten women Selby s The Inklings CS Lewis JRR Tolkien Charles Williams and Their Friends portraits of women are by and large sympathetic even in the face of the menfolk s rampant misogyny Women also are seen as sexual beings who want orgasms as much as men I doubt this was commonly admitted in much other lit in 1957The last section of the book Landsend is a concentrated The Collected Stories of Stefan Zweig portrait of a half dozen family tenants in the tenement block alternating stories of the same characters Heartbreaking vignettes The old woman Ada Spectrum 21 probably the only truly sympathetic character in the novel Selby s depiction of her reality is lyrical Zanboomer perhaps the only real lyricism in the book It gave me chillsThis is a classic Definitely a new favorite

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Free read Last Exit to Brooklyn ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Cs and homosexuals who call New York home Here life is raw love is brutal and one must fight to surviveBanned by British courts in 1967 a decision that was. Rare is the book that leaves me so disoriented and raw nerved When I finished this I sat slack jawed for a minute letting my cigarette burn out and trying to fix my mind on somethinganything This is an excruciatingly penetrating vision of the total dregs a narrative of self delusion rough trade addiction and thanatos thanatos thanatos Selby Jr never seems to slant toward exploitation or pulp and strangely enough in spite of the godawful hopeless hate filled suckers that populate his writing seems to have some sort of very real and desperate heart I didn t like the characters you can t but oh god did I want to stop with the beating into senselessness I really really wanted them to claw out some bitty iota of self awareness life force somethinganything Do I sound like some dumbfuck blurb or what Whatever Read this Gods and Warriors penetrating vision of the total dregs a narrative of self delusion rough trade addiction and thanatos thanatos thanatos Selby Jr never seems to slant toward exploitation or Bibliotheken Führen Und Entwickeln pulp and strangely enough in spite of the godawful hopeless hate filled suckers that Erzulie's Skirt populate his writing seems to have some sort of very real and desperate heart I didn t like the characters you can t but oh god did I want to stop with the beating into senselessness I really really wanted them to claw out some bitty iota of self awareness life force somethinganything Do I sound like some dumbfuck blurb or what Whatever Read this

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Free read Last Exit to Brooklyn ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub The streets are seething with barely concealed menace threatening to explode with the primal rage and desires of the hoodlums hookers transvestites alcoholi. A Society of LawsThe pomposity of the literary establishment in the 1960 s was as bad as it ever has been I can recall my encounter as a twenty year old with Last Exit But before I bought it I got a copy of the New York Times review Another Grove Press porno piece or something roughly euivalent is what I remember So I ignored the book for the next 50 years A big mistake only to be excused by lack of experience As Sam Goldwyn put it Don t pay any attention to the critics don t even ignore them The fact that the book rates on the filth scale at about the same level as a middling episode of Law Order SVU proves just how obsessed with limiting literary experience those who controlled the book trade really were Narcissistic street boys casual prostitutes transsexuals with authentic feelings and thugs were people who couldn t be taken seriously as people Nor did their views about what constitutes human relationships especially the language in which those relationships are described have any place in literary fictionWhat amazes and frightens me is how much nothing has changed in the last half century except for a general awareness of the under culture of casual violence and criminality as a way of life There is of course nothing new in its existence except its increasing publicity So the world looks like its gone to hell in a hand basket And the improved visibility of this world is used to justify everything from racism to evangelical revival from the war on drugs to the war on immigrants But it is bunk Selby knew that a substantial portion often the largest portion of the civilized world lives in uncivilized conditions And so has it always been even if the rather civilized portion ignores itMembership in the under culture is not a choice it s an adaptation to reality The most significant component of that reality is law It is the law that creates the under culture of addicts street sex workers and petty thieves who mature into not so petty thieves St Paul he whose mission was overthrowing the law had it right when he uotes the law to his own advantage for sittest thou to judge me after the law and commandest me to be smitten contrary to the law But Paul had one law on his side Roman citizenship There is no such loophole for those of the under culture The law applied to and in the under culture is essentially arbitrary oppression by the strong of the less strong In that situation survival means knowing your place sticking to your assigned role and accepting your lack of relative strengthThe under culture is a culture of victims who accept their status and act in implicit protest with as much malice as they can get away with Hopelessness not love is the most powerful emotional force Love presumes hope it doesn t create it So the law of the under culture is not the law of the jungle In the jungle there are adaptations of speed size coloring and intelligence that give hope and conseuently the opportunity for instinctive love In the under culture hope is a lethal trait a delusion that literally kills Despite its grisly content therefore Last Exit is a book created out of empathy Selby knew his characters and he recognized their dilemma adapt or die Since the under culture doesn t change much from generation to generation what he has to say is as important now as it was then There are many apparently an increasing number who share much with Georgette Shelby s transvestite sacrificial figure whose life didnt revolve but spun centrifugally around stimulants opiates johns Postscript A comment by another GR reader provoked a realization by me that Selby had described a process of criminalization of minority groups that is or less traditional in America See