- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Modern Library Inc; New edition edition (1 Sept. 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0812970667
- ISBN-13: 978-0812970661
- Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 1.7 x 20.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,400,231 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
It Happened in Boston? (Modern Library) Paperback – 1 Sep 2003
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"Apart from its originality and complexity, it has that most exhilarating of qualities: the power to reawaken our sense of life's possibilities." --Anne Tyler
This hallucinatory page turner is like a cross between Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita and a Nathanael West novel. Out of print for over a decade, tattered copies of this time-trippingnovel have been passed from hand to hand by passionate fans of brilliant and inventive narrative.See all Product description
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An interesting point about this new release is that when it was written in 1968 there was a popular notion that madness was somehow connected to artistic talent and even perhaps necessary for it. The whole idea of a fine madness was very popular. This would have affected the impression made by the book. Perhaps there was some ambiguity about what was going on. It is really a heart rending story and I think when people were more apt to romanticize mental illness as some kind of special sensitivity, the actual power of the poor narrator's descent would have been lost.