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Garments the Living Wear
Gregory Crewdson
0872862399
September 1989
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James Purdy's new novel, Garments the Living Wear, is a vision of evil and dark salvation peopled with bizarre and memorable characters. Satirizing life in New York City in the 1980s, its themes include the scourge of AIDS, criminal conspiracies, the excesses of the superrich, modern evangelism, and love in its many forms.


Jeremy's Version
James Purdy
0786716703
December 2005
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Gore Vidal's 2005 feature profile of James Purdy in the Sunday New York Times Book Review signaled the long overdue arrival of a major literary cult hero into the American canon. Purdy is one of the last surviving, original, post-war pioneers of transgressive fiction—in line with the Beats, Norman Mailer, Terry Southern, and John Rechy. Jeremy's Vision is the first volume of Purdy's Sleepers in Moon-Crowded Valleys trilogy. It is Purdy's classic novel about a dysfunctional Midwestern family and the struggle between two great dynasties, particularly among the women who rule them.


Eustace Chisholm and the Works
James Purdy
0786715022
Jan 2005
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A literary cult hero of major proportions, James Purdy's exquisitely surreal fiction-Tennessee Williams meets William S. Burroughs-has been populated for more than forty years by social outcasts living in crisis and longing for love. His acclaimed first novel, Malcolm (1959), won praise from writers as diverse as Dame Edith Sitwell, Dorothy Parker, and Gore Vidal, while his later works, from the award-winning In a Shallow Grave (1976) to Gertrude of Stony Island Avenue (1998), influenced new generations of authors. Eustace Chisholm and the Works, a 1967 novel that became a gay classic, is an especially outspoken book among the author's controversial body of work. Purdy recalls that Eustace Chisholm and the Works-named one of the Publishing Triangle's 100 Best Lesbian and Gay Novels of the 20th Century-outraged the New...


Malcolm
James Purdy
1852423684
January 1994
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The House of the Solitary Maggot
James Purdy
0786715170
Apr 2005
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The people of Prince’s Crossing called him the old maggot. Not just because he was despicably rich, nor because he owned all their farms, or sired the wild young men who tore up the roads with their galloping horses—it was because they could not pronounce the word magnate, which Mr. Skegg assuredly was. Lady Bythewaite, his common-law wife, had a devouring love that filled her entire existence, but never affected her iron will and the implacable destiny that led from it. Only Clarence of the three sons could claim the Skegg name, and at the first opportunity he ran off to New York to change it. When he came back, it was with a new name, silent picture fame, and a deadly vengeance to act out. Owen Hawkins was the "acknowledged" son who lived with Lady Bythewaite. A delicate lad, his world included each of his...


Moe's Villa and Other Stories
James Purdy
0786714174
October 2004
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From Publishers Weekly
Jewels, songs, grandmothers, wills and Ouija boards—the stuff of an old storyteller's magic—keep popping up in these 12 unusual, often fantastical stories by the prolific and under-recognized Purdy (Malcolm; In a Shallow Grave; etc.). "Kitty Blue," in which a beloved talking feline is catnapped by the nefarious proprietor of a burlesque hall, and "A Little Variety, Please," in which a dragon rescues a young girl from her nasty adoptive parents, feel like fairy tales, but look at "happily ever after" from oblique angles. Indeed, the most compelling of the stories approximate folktales, refulgent with old-fashioned vernacular speech and character names. In "Easy Street," Mother Green and Viola Daniels, a pair of elderly "ladies in retirement," unexpectedly inherit a fortune from a mysterious but kindly...


Narrow Rooms
James Purdy
078671669X
September 2005
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Book Description
Gore Vidal’s recent feature profile of James Purdy in the Sunday New York Times Book Review signaled the long overdue arrival of a major literary cult hero into the American canon. Purdy’s exquisitely surreal fiction has been populated for more than 40 years by social outcasts living in crisis and longing for love. However, Purdy was also among the first novelists to incorporate transgressive renderings of gay life into his work, including unapologetic, sexually explicit material. Narrow Rooms—his 1978 classic that ranks among his most masterful novels—is a passionate and sometimes bloody love story about adolescent obsession and revenge.


Narrow Rooms
James Purdy
0907040578
March 1987
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Book Description
Gore Vidal’s recent feature profile of James Purdy in the Sunday New York Times Book Review signaled the long overdue arrival of a major literary cult hero into the American canon. Purdy’s exquisitely surreal fiction has been populated for more than 40 years by social outcasts living in crisis and longing for love. However, Purdy was also among the first novelists to incorporate transgressive renderings of gay life into his work, including unapologetic, sexually explicit material. Narrow Rooms—his 1978 classic that ranks among his most masterful novels—is a passionate and sometimes bloody love story about adolescent obsession and revenge.


Selected Plays: Brice, The Paradise Circus, Where Quentin Goes and Ruthanna Elder
James Purdy
0810123738
June 2006
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Gore Vidal
"James Purdy is an authentic American genius."

Dorothy Parker
"Purdy is a writer of the highest rank in originality, insight, and power."

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In a Shallow Grave
Gregory Crewdson
0872862348
Dec 1989
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From Independent Publisher
James Purdy is one of the best writers in America today, an artist as well as a superb craftsman. With his command of classical American colloquial speech and his almost scientific grasp of the horrors that lurk just beneath the surface of civilized behavior, Purdy is a master of a form of fiction that demands total suspension of disbelief and participation in the ritual bloodletting of society as a whole. Garnet Montrose is a man severely disfigured in the war, a modern leper, an often drugged prophet of the disintegration of values. Unwilling to hide in a veteran's hospital, Montrose returns to his home in Virginia. Obsessed with a childhood sweetheart, now the widow Georgina Rance, he devises an elaborate system of correspondence to woo her, depending on his "applicants" to carry letters to the lady. The...


Harper. History of the Descendants of Samuel Harper, James Purdy and James Leeper, and Other Branches of the Leeper and Harper Families
Book Company Higginson (Editor)
0832889814
July 1997
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3-D Photon Beam Treatment Planning
Alfred R. Smith (Editor)
0080411800
October 1991
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Book Description
A volume on the report of the findings of the National Cancer Institute Collaborative Working Group formed to perform an evaluation of High Energy Photon External Beam Treatment. Highly illustrated including 60 full color photographs.


Open City #06
James Purdy
189044717X
Oct 2000
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Advances in Radiation Therapy, Vol. 93
Bharat B. Mittal (Editor)
0792399811
February 1998
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Book Description
Recent advances in radiation oncology have depended upon and are intertwined with subsequent scientific discoveries and the development of new techniques in the fields of radiation and molecular biology, physics, electrical engineering, surgery, and medical oncology. This volume describes how some of the recent discoveries in the radiological sciences have influenced the way radiation oncology is practised. As there are many advances in this field, the Editors have chosen to concentrate on selected topics in clinical radiotherapy, radiation physics and biology, and technical innovations that have had a major impact on radiation oncology in the past twenty years. It is hoped that the techniques described in this volume will increase tumor control and prolong patient survival and at the same time decrease ...

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