City of Night

City of Night

John Rechy


“[Rechy’s] tone earrings totally real, is de facto his personal. . . . He tells the reality, and tells it with such ardour that we're compelled to proportion within the existence he conveys. . . . it is a so much humbling and freeing achievement.”—James Baldwin

When John Rechy’s explosive first novel seemed in 1963, it marked a thorough departure in fiction, and gave voice to a way of life that had by no means sooner than been printed with such acuity. It earned comparisons to Genet and Kerouac, at the same time Rechy used to be in my view attacked through scandalized reviewers. however, the publication grew to become a world bestseller, and fifty years later, it has turn into a vintage. daring and artistic popular, Rechy is unflinching in his portrayal of 1 hustling “youngman” and his look for self-knowledge in the neon-lit international of hustlers, drag queens, and the denizens in their global, as he strikes from El Paso to instances sq., from Pershing sq. to the French sector. Now together with never-seen unique marked galley pages and an interview with the writer, Rechy’s portrait of the sides of the US has misplaced none of its energy to maneuver and exhilarate.

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