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The Beetle Leg
by John Hawkes




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The Beetle Leg, John Hawkes's second full-length novel, was first published by New Directions in 1951. After years of underground existence, this brilliant novel is emerging as a classic of visionary writing and still remains Hawkes's only work devoted solely to American life. As a 'surrealist Western (Newsweek), and a violent and poetic portrayal of a landscape of sexual apathy (Albert J. Guerard), The Beetle Leg is a rich flight into the special vein of comedy that Hawkes had begun to exploit a decade before the popular acceptance of black humor.

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Overview

The Beetle Leg, John Hawkes's second full-length novel, was first published by New Directions in 1951. After years of underground existence, this brilliant novel is emerging as a classic of visionary writing and still remains Hawkes's only work devoted solely to American life. As a 'surrealist Western (Newsweek), and a violent and poetic portrayal of a landscape of sexual apathy (Albert J. Guerard), The Beetle Leg is a rich flight into the special vein of comedy that Hawkes had begun to exploit a decade before the popular acceptance of black humor.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780811200622
  • ISBN-10: 0811200620
  • Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
  • Publish Date: January 1951
  • Page Count: 159
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.22 x 0.44 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.38 pounds

Series: New Directions Paperback #239

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