Monday, October 17, 2011

PaperBack


William Hjortsberg, Alp, Ballantine, 1971





7 comments:

  1. Anonymous9:04 AM

    Whatever happened to Hjortsberg? I read ALP and FALLING ANGEL but there has been nothing since NEVERMORE in 1994.

    Jeff

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  2. Check out his website. He has a massive (nearly 900 pages) bio of Richard Brautigan coming out soon.

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  3. Fred Zackel5:56 PM

    I actually read this book when it came out. I was very impressed with the farmer's big boots. How he put a back leg of his sheep in each boot ... Oh well.

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  4. How perfect is that? A biography of Brautigan. But I wonder if anyone but the author themselves (say, Asimov, or Hitchens, or...) can make 900 pp of a writer's biography sing.

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  5. I remember when Hjortsberg was mentioned in the same breath as Thomas Pynchon. Who will publish a 900-page bio of Brautigan?

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  6. Counterpoint Press. Jubilee Hitchhiker is the title. January 2012 publication.

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  7. Prompt whether to read this book? Autobiography has always been my niteresny.

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