The Beetle Leg (New Directions Paperback)

The Beetle Leg (New Directions Paperback)

John Hawkes

Language: English

Pages: 159

ISBN: 0811200620

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


After years of underground existence, this brilliant novel is emerging as a classic of visionary writing and still remains Hawkes's only work devoted solely to American life.

The Beetle Leg, John Hawkes's second full-length novel, was first published by New Directions in 1951. After years of underground existence, this brilliant novel is emerging as a classic of visionary writing and still remains Hawkes's only work devoted solely to American life. As a 'surrealist Western" (Newsweek), and a violent and poetic portrayal of "a landscape of sexual apathy" (Albert J. Guerard), The Beetle Leg is a rich flight into the special vein of comedy that Hawkes had begun to exploit a decade before the popular acceptance of "black humor."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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