And the hippos were boiled in their tanks

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More than sixty years ago, William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac, two novice writers at the dawn of their careers, sat down to write a novel about the summer of 1944, when one of their friends killed another in a moment of brutal and tragic bloodshed. Alternating chapters, they pieced together a hard-boiled tale of bohemian New York during World War II, full of drugs and obsession, art and violence. The manuscript, named after a line from a news story about a fire at a circus, was rejected by publishers and confined to a filing cabinet for decades. Now, for the first time, this legendary collaboration between two of the twentieth century s most influential writers is being released. Both a fascinating piece of American literary history and an engrossing, atmospheric novel, it brings to life a shocking murder at the dawn of the Beat Generation.
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full_title and the hippos were boiled in their tanks
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display_description In the summer of 1944, a shocking murder rocked the fledgling Beats. William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac, both still unknown, we inspired by the crime to collaborate on a novel, a hard-boiled tale of bohemian New York during World War II, full of drugs and art, obsession and brutality, with scenes and characters drawn from their own lives. Finally published after more than sixty years, this is a captivating read, and incomparable literary artifact, and a window into the lives and art of two of the twentieth century's most influential writers.
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title And the hippos were boiled in their tanks
title_display And the hippos were boiled in their tanks
title_full And the hippos were boiled in their tanks / William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac ; [afterword by James W. Grauerholz], And the hippos were boiled in their tanks [electronic resource], And the hippos were boiled in their tanks [electronic resource] / William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac
title_short And the hippos were boiled in their tanks
title_sort and the hippos were boiled in their tanks
topic Beat generation Fiction, Carr, Lucien, 1925-2005 Fiction, Electronic books, Murder New York (State) New York Fiction, New York (N.Y.) Fiction
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