By Gilbert Sorrentino, Christopher Sorrentino
"To the novel-everyone's novel-Sorrentino brings honor, culture, and constant passion."-Don DeLillo
"Sorrentino [is] a author like no different. He's realized, companionable, ribald, courageous, mathematical, instantly virtuosic and by some means with out ego. Sorrentino's books break away of the regimen that unavoidably accompanies conventional narrative and during a passionate renunciation shine with an unforgiving, but detoxing, light."-Jeffrey Eugenides
"For a compelling, hilarious, and eventually compassionate rendering of existence in mid-20th-century the United States, fail to remember the conscientious subjectors and take Gilbert Sorrentino at his golden Word."-Harry Mathews
"One of [Brooklyn]'s such a lot interesting and genuine homegrown abilities, Sorrentino's Bay Ridge merits to be favored along Malamud's Crown Heights, Arthur Miller's Coney Island, Henry Miller's and Betty Smith's Williamsburg, Hamill's and Auster's Park Slope, and Lethem's Boerum Hill."-Bookforum
Titled after a line from Henry James, Gilbert Sorrentino's ultimate novel contains fifty narrative set items choked with savage humor and cathartic passion-an elegiac paean to the awful global he so brilliantly captured in his lengthy and storied occupation. Mirroring the inexplicable coincidences, encounters, and hallmarks of contemporary existence, this novel revisits universal characters-the getting older artists, depressing undefined, crackerjack salesmen, and drunken infantrymen of prior books, putting them in favourite landscapes misplaced in time among the melancholy period and a few fraudulent bohemia of the present.
A luminary of yankee literature, Gilbert Sorrentino was once a boyhood good friend of Hubert Selby, Jr., a confidant of William Carlos Williams, a two-time PEN/Faulkner Award finalist, and the recipient of a Lannan Literary Lifetime fulfillment Award. He taught at Stanford for a few years earlier than returning to his local Brooklyn and released over thirty books earlier than his dying in 2006.