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Sixties Novels, Part 52

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NOG, Rudolph Wurlitzer, Random House, 1969

This is the penultimate entry in our year-long series, and it's nice to feature a really good book by an author who's still writing. Rudy Wurlitzer's new book, THE DROP EDGE OF YONDER, appears next month. I've written a long essay about it and his career, to be featured at the BARNES & NOBLE REVIEW. I'll link when it appears.

Meanwhile, though, this first novel by Wurlitzer is a stoned gem, a surreal phantasmagoria of identity confusion.

Here's the beat-up front and back covers to the 1970 paperback reprint by Pocket Books.

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Can you imagine any big publisher today putting the word "bullshit" in giant type on a back cover like that?

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