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Cabot Wright Begins

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ISBN-10: 0871403528

ISBN-13: 9780871403520

Edition: 2013

Authors: James Purdy

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First appearing in the stifling cultural climate of early 1960s America, Cabot Wright Begins, despite exuberant reviews from a few of America’s most astute reviewers, was regarded, given its shocking and disturbing content, as far too ahead of its time. It tells the story of Chicago car salesman Bernie Gladhart who, spurred on by his ambitious wife, decides to write a novel about a recently paroled serial rapist, Cabot Wright. As Bernie tries to track down Wright in Brooklyn, he encounters a series of bizarre and Dickensian characters and sets in motion an extraordinary chain of events. Unsparing yet prophetic in its portrayal of everything from television to Wall Street, race, urban…    
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 7/22/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

James Purdy was born in Ohio in 1923. After serving in the Army, he attended the University of Puebla in Mexico before receiving an M.A. in Romance languages at the University of Chicago and spending some time at the University of Madrid. He taught at Lawrence College in Appleton, Wisconsin from 1949 to 1953. During his lifetime he wrote about 20 novels as well as numerous short stories and plays. Some of his best-known works include the following: Color of Darkness (1957), Malcolm (1959), The Nephew (1960), Cabot Wright Begins (1964), I Am Elijah Thrush (1972), In a Shallow Grave (1976), and Narrow Rooms (1977). He also wrote the Sleepers in Moon-Crowned Valleys trilogy, which comprised of…