The Tower of Babel
The Tower of Babel
Detective Novel
Jack Spicer



Jack Spicer's lost detective novel found.

It is the late 1950s. John James Ralston, an academic and poet living in Boston, returns to the San Francisco he left seven years ago, a copy of Partisan Review under his arm (it contains a review of his first book). He wants to take risks, to make poetry exciting again. In his first encounter with so-called Beat poets his magazine is torn up and he is presented with a poem in the mouth of a fish; later, one of the poets Ralston has encountered is found dead, apparently from a fall off his fire escape.... Spicer (1925-1965) was not only a major figure in the San Francisco Renaissance of the late '50s and early '60s, he was one of the most powerful and innovative poets of his time. – Publisher's Weekly

Title The Tower of Babel
Subtitle Detective Novel
Author Jack Spicer
Publisher Talisman House Publishers
Title First Published 01 February 1994
Format Paperback
Nb of pages
ISBN-10 188368904X
ISBN-13 9781883689049
Publication Date 01 February 1994
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $12.95
 


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