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Drunken Angel
Author: Alan Kaufman

ISBN: 9781936740321
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 25 April 2013
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 13.5 x 3.3
Description:
Alan Kaufman has been compared to Jack Kerouac, Henry Miller, Hubert Selby Jr., even Ernest Hemmingway--his life reads so much like a great movie that the world of cinema has just optioned his first memoir, "Jew Boy," for a feature film. "Drunken Angel, " his new autobiographical work, drops like a sledgehammer. It is the most gripping, chilling and inspiring account ever written of a life-long battle with alcoholism and the struggle to write. Graphic in its grit, an education in pain, "Drunken Angel" is being hailed as "the Naked Lunch of memoirs."

The book chronicles Kaufman's headlong plunge into the piratical life of a literary drunk, and takes us shamelessly through noirish alleyways of S&M sensuality, forbidden pleasures and pitfalls of adultery, the thrilling horrors of war, plus raging poetry nights, mental illness, homelessness, literary struggle and his strange, magnificent rise into a sobriety of personal triumph as crazily improbable as the famous and notorious figures he meets along the way. Drunken Angel contains revealing portraits of such literary figures as Allen Ginsberg, Kathy Acker, Barney Ros...

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