Richard Hell

Recommended by Peter, City Lights Books

"[Hell's] every move and word reveal a naked, impassioned intelligence in the throes of the only truly rock and roll artistic convulsion."-Lester Bangs

Godlike, Hell's second novel, is a stunning achievement, and quite likely his most important work in any medium to date. Combining the grit, wit, and invention of Go Now with the charged lyricism and emotional implosiveness of his groundbreaking music, Godlike is brilliant in form as well as dazzling in its heartwrenching tale of one whose values in life are the values of poetry. Set largely in the early '70s, but structured as a middle-aged poet's 1997 notebooks and drafts for a memoir-novel, the book recounts the story of a young man's affair with a remarkable teenage poet. Godlike is a novel of compelling originality and transcendent beauty.

Title Godlike
Author Richard Hell
Publisher Akashic Books
Title First Published 01 July 2005
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 150 p.
ISBN-10 1888451777
ISBN-13 9781888451771
Publication Date 01 July 2005
Main content page count 150
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $14.95

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