Sol Yurick





Sol Yurick


Born
in New York, New York, The United States
January 18, 1925

Died
January 05, 2013

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Sol Yurick was an American novelist. He was born to a working class family of politically active Jewish immigrants. At the age of 14, Yurick became disillusioned with politics after the Hitler-Stalin pact. He enlisted during World War II, where he trained as a surgical technician. He studied at New York University after the war, majoring in literature. After graduation, he took a job with the welfare department as a social investigator, a job he held until the early 1960s, when he took up writing full time. He was involved in Students for a Democratic Society and the anti-war movement at this time.

His first novel, The Warriors, appeared in 1965. It combined a classical Greek story, Anabasis (Xenophon), with a fictional account of gang wars
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Average rating: 3.55 · 990 ratings · 119 reviews · 11 distinct works · Similar authors
The Warriors

3.44 avg rating — 766 ratings — published 1965 — 16 editions
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Metatron: The Recording Angel

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Fertig

3.23 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 1966 — 6 editions
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Someone Just Like You

3.75 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1972 — 3 editions
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The Bag

3.56 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1968 — 4 editions
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Voices of Brooklyn: an Anth...

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1973
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Richard A

2.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1981 — 2 editions
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An Island Death

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1975
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Green Snow

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Semiotext(e) SF

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“It's the way of the lay, not the size of the prize.”
Sol Yurick, The Warriors
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“But Alonso kept smiling that smile and nothing made any sense with that smile looking you in the face. 'Jim, don't tell me that, you know, brother-shit. I have been through it all. Take, you know, advice. There is only one thing and that is the kick, the Now. Nothing else counts. Get yours. Get it because, you know, no one cares and they will always put you down in the end, Jim, and the only word that counts is, you know, Now. Not that foolish brother and bopping jazz, Jim. Now. Because if it all don't go up in any, you know, twenty minutes; up, all gone; then they are going to put you down and keep you down. Now.”
Sol Yurick, The Warriors