Last Exit to Brooklyn

By Hubert Selby, JR.
(Grove Press, Paperback, 9780802131379, 304pp.)

Publication Date: January 1994

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Last Exit to Brooklyn remains undiminished in its awesome power and magnitude as the novel that first showed us the fierce, primal rage seething in America’s cities. Selby brings out the dope addicts, hoodlums, prostitutes, workers, and thieves brawling in the back alleys of Brooklyn. This explosive best-seller has come to be regarded as a classic of modern American writing.

About the Author
Hubert Selby Jr. (1928-2004) was a celebrated author of nine novels, including the classic bestseller "Last Exit to Brooklyn". His other novels include "Requiem for a Dream", "The Room", and "The Demon". Selby's fiction, which was championed by writers such as William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, was noted for its gritty portrayal of addiction and urban despair, and has influenced generations of authors, artists, and musicians. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Selby died in Los Angeles in 2004.

Wednesday, Jan 12, 2011

It may be graphic, it may be violent, but author and humorist Mishna Wolff has purchased no less than three copies of Hubert Selby Jr.'s Last Exit to Brooklyn. As much as she is revolted by the characters' flaws, she is inspired by their courage. More at

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