[Reading] ➿ Requiem for a Dream By Hubert Selby Jr. – Agedanna.info

Requiem for a Dream In Coney Island, Brooklyn, Sarah Goldfarb, A Lonely Widow, Wants Nothing Than To Lose Weight And Appear On A Television Game Show She Becomes Addicted To Diet Pills In Her Obsessive Quest, While Her Junkie Son, Harry, Along With His Girlfriend, Marion, And His Best Friend, Tyrone, Have Devised An Illicit Shortcut To Wealth And Leisure By Scoring A Pound Of Uncut Heroin Entranced By The Gleaming Visions Of Their Futures, These Four Convince Themselves That Unexpected Setbacks Are Only Temporary Even As Their Lives Slowly Deteriorate Around Them, They Cling To Their Delusions And Become Utterly Consumed In The Spiral Of Drugs And Addiction, Refusing To See That They Have Instead Created Their Own Worst Nightmares Selby S Place Is In The Front Rank Of American Novelists HIs Work Has The Power, The Intimacy With Suffering And Morality, The Honesty And Moral Urgency Of Doestoevsky S To Understand Selby S Work Is To Understand The Anguish Of America The New York Times Book Review


About the Author: Hubert Selby Jr.

Hubert Selby, Jr was born in Brooklyn and went to sea as a merchant marine while still in his teens Laid low by lung disease, he was, after a decade of hospitalizations, written off as a goner and sent home to die Deciding instead to live, but having no way to make a living, he came to a realization that would change the course of literature I knew the alphabet Maybe I could be a writer Dr



10 thoughts on “Requiem for a Dream

  1. says:

    First published in 1978, seven years after the start of the War on Drugs, Requiem for a Dream tracks the course of four lives as they re destroyed by addi


  2. says:

    We all want to have better lives When I was young, I wanted to be a teacher my father said no money in teaching So, I wanted to be an agriculturist <


  3. says:

    Man MAN That s some fucked up shit, right there I have so much to say about this book that I don t know where I should start or how to say anything, and last


  4. says:

    Am I the only person in the world who thought this book was terrible From the reviews, apparently so The book is all narrative and dialouge In other words, all


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    Among the people who try to find the meaning of the dreams or even interpret them, there are some for whom the mere hint of any positive dream is Life The solitude,


  7. says:

    Selby s novels are transgressive masterpieces with a bigness of heart and a strange, spiritual tenderness The epigraph to this book alludes to Selby s faith in God an


  8. says:

    Wow wow wow wow wow Requiem for a Dream manages to be so painful and beautiful at the same time Although I d seen the film before I read this book and knew the fate of


  9. says:

    For weeks Tyrone thought he was going to die any minute, and there were also times when he was afraid he wasnt going to die Somehow after watching the movie the book is b


  10. says:

    Si el SE OR no edificare la casa, en vano trabajan los que la edifican Salmo 127,1Con esta cita Hubert Selby Jr da inicio a su novela y sienta las bases de su tes


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