Denna webbshop är stängd för köp.
Klicka här för mer information

And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks
  • Bandtyp: Pocket
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Utgiven: 20090806
  • Antal sidor: 224
  • Vikt i gram: 168
  • ISBN10:0141189673
  • ISBN13:9780141189673

And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks

(Pocket)
Beskrivning:

In alternating chapters that reveal a nascent period in their development as two of the twentieth century's most influential writers, Beat Generation icons William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac's And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks is an electrifying true-life mystery, including afterword by James Grauerholtz in Penguin Modern Classics.

This is a hardboiled crime novel, and a true story. In 1944, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs, then still unknown writers, were both arrested following a murder: one of their friends had stabbed another and then come to them for advice - neither had told the police. Later they wrote this fictionalised account of that summer - of a group of friends in wartime New York, moving through each other's apartments, drinking, necking, talking and taking drugs and haphazardly drifting towards a bloody crime. Unpublished for years, And the Hippos were Boiled in their Tanks is a remarkable insight into the lives and literary development of two great writers.

If you enjoyed And the Hippos were Boiled in their Tanks, you might like Kerouac's On the Road, also available in Penguin Modern Classics.

'The novel that kicked it all off'

Independent

'An insight into Kerouac before he went on the road and Burroughs before his drug use spiralled out of control, this is a major literary event'

GQ

Kundrecensioner och bloggar

Sök fler böcker:

Kunder som köpt denna bok har
även köpt:
The Foundations of Early Modern Europe,
Skotten i Köpenhamn :  ett reportage om
Skolan och den radikala estetiken
Skolan och den radikala estetiken
av Aulin-Gråhamn, Lena
Uppgång och fall
Uppgång och fall
av Strömquist, Liv
Miniatyrmakaren
Miniatyrmakaren
av Burton, Jessie