Meet Hubert Selby, Jr.

Author: Hubert Selby Jr.

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"He made the English language a beautiful street fight," says musician Henry Rollins of Hubert Selby, Jr.

When Selby's novel Last Exit to Brooklyn debuted in 1964, poet Allen Ginsberg made a prediction: "Last Exit to Brooklyn should explode like a rusty hellish bombshell over America and still be eagerly read in a hundred years."

Now, nearly fifty years later, Selby's novels remain among the most influential and important works of the twentieth century.

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