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Looking for Genet: Literary Essays and Reviews

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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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Following my brief post on Alfred Chester, J took the initiative and grabbed me a couple of his books Looking for Genet: Literary Essays and Reviews (Chester's work collected by his literary executor Edward Field) and the novel The Exquisite Corpse. It is a pleasure to write that Chester's writing is as exciting as everyone has written. I am immersed in the critiques in Looking for Genet (so far I have only read Diana Athill's Afterward in The Exquisite Corpse) and find myself chuckling at his c ...more
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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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