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A selection of Dennis Cooper’s Little House on the Bowery series.

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What people are saying…

“From the beginning, Richard Hell has burned with the same blue flame of misfit insight and desperate beauty.”
Jerry Stahl in Bookforum

“[Hell’s] every move and word reveal a naked, impassioned intelligence in the throes of the only truly rock & roll artistic convulsion . . .”
—Lester Bangs

“Vile, scabrous, unforgivable, and deserving of the widest possible audience.”
—William Gibson, on Hell’s fiction

“I came back to England determined. I had these images I came back with, it was like Marco Polo, or Walter Raleigh. These are the things I brought back: the image of this distressed, strange thing called Richard Hell. And this phrase, ‘the blank generation.'”
—Malcolm McLaren


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A selection of Dennis Cooper’s Little House on the Bowery series.

Godlike, Hell’s second novel, is a stunning achievement, and quite likely his most important work in any medium to date. Combining the grit, wit, and invention of Go Now with the charged lyricism and emotional implosiveness of his groundbreaking music, Godlike is brilliant in form as well as dazzling in its heartwrenching tale of one whose values in life are the values of poetry. Set largely in the early ’70s, but structured as a middle-aged poet’s 1997 notebooks and drafts for a memoir-novel, the book recounts the story of a young man’s affair with a remarkable teenage poet. Godlike is a novel of compelling originality and transcendent beauty.


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Book Details

  • Paperback: 150 pages
  • Published: 7/1/05
  • IBSN: 9781888451771

Author

RICHARD HELL is best known as one of the originators of “punk.” His records include Blank Generation (1977), Destiny Street (1982), Dim Stars (1992), Time (2002), and Spurts (2005). His reputation as a writer has been steadily building as his books and essays have appeared in the last fifteen years. Foremost among them, Hell’s novel Go Now was published in 1996, and Hot and Cold, a collection of his nonfiction, poetry, and art, followed in 2001. Godlike is his latest novel.

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