The Beetle Leg: A Novel The Beetle Leg: A Novel

The Beetle Leg: A Novel

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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."

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
1951
January 17
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
159
Pages
PUBLISHER
New Directions
SELLER
W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.
SIZE
861.8
KB

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