Reviews

  • Selby's place is in the front rank of American novelists ... to understand his work is to understand the anguish of America

    New York Times Book Review
  • Selby deploys street slang, common speech, argot and scatology to create a high poetic art ... it seems to derive from the greatest American poetry--Whitman, Pound, Williams, and Olson

    The Nation
  • Selby brings a scorching light to a limited area of human existence, which most people know of but do not know

    Newsweek