The Passion Artist (Harper Colophon Books)

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9780060908379: The Passion Artist (Harper Colophon Books)

A classic of dark eroticism from one of the great American writers of the twentieth century.

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John Hawkes (1925-1998) was one of the most innovative and widely regarded novelists of the twentieth century. Born in Stamford, Connecticut, and educated at Harvard University, Hawkes taught at Brown University for thirty years. Praised by Leslie Fiedler, Flannery O'Connor, and William H. Gass, who wrote, "when it comes to the engravement of the sentence . . . no one can match him," Hawkes was the author of numerous acclaimed novels, including The Lime Twig, The Beetle Leg, Second Skin, Adventures in the Alaskan Skin Trade and The Passion Artist.

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“What an ambitious undertaking! The Passion Artist is a symbolic journey of the familiar territory men and women dispute between them, a rich philosophical observation of the differences in our sexes—and the overwhelming need for compassion and love. It is a lush, poetic, dark work, but it is also comic and true—and everywhere it is touched with the erotic power of John Hawkes’s language. He and Kurt Vonnegut are simply the most original first-rate writers in this country.” (John Irving, author of The World According to Garp)

“John Hawkes writes with dizzying brilliance.” (Charles Nicol - National Review)

“His sentences are themselves ‘events.’” (William Gaddis, author of The Recognitions)

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