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Giles, James Richard. Understanding Hubert Selby, Jr. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1998. This collection of essays provides an excellent introduction to the thematic and stylistic concerns of the author.

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Peavy, Charles D. “The Sin of Pride and Selby’s Last Exit to Brooklyn.” Critique 11, no. 3 (1969): 35-42. A concise examination of the moral themes that underlie the relentlessly brutal vision of this novel.

Review of Contemporary Fiction 1, no. 2 (1981). Issue devoted to Paul Metcalf and Selby. An excellent collection of essays on the writings up to Requiem for a Dream. There is also an interview with Selby.

Sorrentino, Gilbert. “The Art of Hubert Selby.” Kulcher 13 (Spring, 1964): 27-43. Selby considered Sorrentino to be one of his most astute readers and critics.

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