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Sheeper

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Structured around the activities of a group of contemporary writers, Sheeper develops its extraordinary power and beauty through the accumulation of outrageous opinion and sudden insight--presented in brief, glittering chapters.

Throughout the work, which is presented in the form of a memoir, the image of Sheeper shifts kaleidoscopically: he is at once the fat man, a late-m
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Paperback, 316 pages
Published 2004 by Hachette (first published 1967)
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David
Feb 15, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Tosh, W
A novel, a memoir, an analysis of Herman Melville, an expose, a cri de coeur. Nothing like it in the entire history of literature. Irving wrote nothing more. He didn't have to. He got it right the first time. Studded with portraits of Allen Gisnberg, William Burroughs (referred to as "Professor X") plus an entire chapter about Alexander Trocchi and his circle. With a cover photo of irving by Jack Smith.

It's far more than you deserve.
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Irving Rosenthal was born in San Francisco on October 9, 1930. He attended Pomona College and then the University of Chicago, where he did graduate work in human development.

In the late 1950s, Rosenthal became editor of The Chicago Review and succeeded in publishing poetry by Jack Kerouac, prose by Edward Dahlberg, and the first parts of William Burroughs's Naked Lunch before the University of Chi
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