Hubert Selby, Jr.

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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.

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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