And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks (Paperback)
$12.14 - Save $2.86 19% off - RRP $15.00 Free shipping worldwide (to United States and
all these other countries) Usually dispatched within 48 hours
Short Description for And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks Published for the first time more than 60 years after it was written, "And The Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks" is a remarkable piece of American literary history that brings to life a shocking murder at the dawn of the Beat Generation.
- Published: 10 November 2009
- Format: Paperback 214 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780802144348 ISBN 10: 0802144349
- Sales rank: 26,512
Full description for And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks
The legendary novel whose true events inspired the film KILL YOUR DARLINGS 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.