• The Horn

    The Horn (Paperback) By (author) John Clellon Holmes


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    The Horn
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Clellon Holmes
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 250
    ISBN 13: 9780916870225
    ISBN 10: 0916870227

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Z99.9
    BIC E4L: GEN
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Imprint name
    Creative Arts Book Company
    Publication date
    01 November 1982
    Review text
    From Go (Scribner- 1952) this goes on through the twilight world of dark faces, of hot music and cool jazz, of the dedication which is ultimately a destruction. In what is at best a shambling narrative, this is the elegy of one Edgar Pool, once the demanding, proud "evil Father" of them all who with his horn could blow the truth, but now is a lushed ruin with a convulsive cough. Geordie who had once loved him, Walden Blue who learned from him and still remembers what he had been, search for Edgar through the city- Edgar who is trying to hustle up fifty dollars to go back to K.C., and whom they find in the Go Hole. Drunk, sick, Edgar gets up to play for the last time (and like the Young Man With who is his unforgettable prototype) blows out his lungs.... Moaning Man I mean low, in a thick, spasmic prose, this is only for those committed. (Kirkus Reviews)