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"The minute that Alfred Chester turned from fiction to criticism," writes Edward Field in his foreword to this collection of Chester's occasional prose, "editors started pursuing him." As a writer of experimental fiction, he could not place his stories, "but as a critic, he was a hot number on the scene." Throughout the 1960s, he published ruthless, devastating, endlessly ...more
Paperback, 260 pages
Published May 1st 1992 by Black Sparrow Press (first published April 1st 1992)
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Alfred Chester was born on September 7, 1928 in Brooklyn, N.Y., to a family of Jewish-Russian immigrants. He received his B.A. at New York University in 1949 and completed some graduate study at Columbia University. In 1951, he left for Paris as other bohemian expatriates had done before him, most notably, Gertrude Stein.

While living in Paris (1951-1958) he began his career as a serious writer, c
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