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Bottom Dogs By Edward Dahlberg,

  • Title: Bottom Dogs
  • Author: Edward Dahlberg
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 371
  • Format: None
  • Introduction by DH Lawrence.
    Bottom Dogs Introduction by DH Lawrence

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    1. no stars as i did not finish anythingne of these early works really did it for me, for many different reasons including simple matters of taste Putting them aside as life is simply too short and there are too many other wonderful things out there to read

    2. Powerful novel from the 1930s about Dahlberg alter ego Lorry and his mother, a hairdresser, and his experiences roaming the country with Mom and living in an orphans home FROM FLUSHING TO CALVARY continues the story with Dahlberg using a fancier style, no doubt influenced by his reading of Joyce, ULYSSES in particular D H Lawrence wrote a review of BOTTOM DOGS that appears as an introduction in some editions of the novel, including an omnibus volume that also includes FLUSHING and THOSE WHO PERI [...]

    3. This was actually only Bottom Dogs, as I couldn t find a listing for that book alone Though it does pale in comparison to Dahlberg s later neo baroque 17th century prose style, it is a good novel He later took issue with his use of vernacular, but its an excellent record of the street speech of the American West circa the early part of the 20th century I like best the loving depiction of Kansas City as the wide open town it must have been, and his adventures on the road.

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