Andy Warhol A: A Novel (Vintage Classics)

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A: A Novel (Vintage Classics)

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In the late 1960s Andy Warhol, one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century, set out to turn an ordinary book into a piece of pop art. He said that he wanted to create a 'bad' novel 'because doing something the wrong way always opens doors'. The result was this astonishing account of the famously influential group of artists, superstars, addicts and freaks who made up the world of Warhol's Factory.

a: a novel was created from audiotapes recorded in and around the Factory between August 1965 and May 1967 and transcribed verbatim, complete with typos and missing words. It begins with the fabulous Warhol superstar Ondine popping pills and follows its characters as they converse with inspired, speed-driven wit and cut swathes through the clubs, coffee shops, hospitals and whorehouses of 1960s Manhattan.

This is a unique conceptual project -- part novel, part artwork -- and is the perfect literary manifestation of Andy Warhol's pop art sensibility.

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"A new kind of pop artifact" ( Library Journal)

"Hellish hymns from Amphetamine Heaven, the vox populi of the Velvet Underground ... These people are witty and they are grand, they do terrible things and make awful remarks. Ondine is an East Village prima donna, a hoarder of gossip and finery and orgies and drugs. He is filthy, but he is funny ... The characters represent the bizarre new class, untermenschen prefigurations of the technological millenium" (Robert Mazzocco New York Review of Books)

"A work of genius" ( Newsweek)

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Created from audiotapes recorded in and around the Factory,"a" is an account of a day in the life of the famous group of artists, superstars, and addicts who made up Warhol's milieu. It begins with the fabulous Ondine popping several amphetamines and then follows its characters [who include, among others, Edie Sedgwick, Lou Reed and Dorothy Dean] as they converse with inspired, speed-driven wit and cut swaths through the clubs, coffeeshops, hospitals and whorehouses of 1960s Manhattan.

"Hellish hymns from Amphetamine Heaven, the vox populi of the Velvet Underground. . . . The characters of 'a' represent the bizarre new class, untermenschen prefigurations of the technological millenium." -- "The New York Review of Books"

"'a' documents glamour going down on the mores of the day. . . . [E]choes works of Gertrude Stein. . . . At the start of the book and to get things going, Ondine pops six blue Obetrols. He and Drella [aka Warhol] walk and taxi around town, are snubbed by Robert Rauschenberg, talk on the phone, cruise boys or talk about cruising boys. . . Important and very funny." -- Bruce Hainley, "Frieze," March/April 1998

"You really ought to own it." -- Esquire

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