One of the best-known experimental novels of the 1960s, "Beautiful Losers" is Cohen's most defiant and uninhibited work. The novel centres upon the hapless members of a love triangle united by their sexual obsessions and by their fascination with Catherine Tekakwitha, the 17th-century Mohawk saint.
By turns vulgar, rhapsodic, and viciously witty, "Beautiful Losers" explores each character's attainment of a state of self-abandonment, in which the sensualist cannot be distinguished from the saint.
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"Gorgeously written. . . . One comes out of it having seen terrible and beautiful visions." --The New York Times "Leaves one gasping for breath as well as suitable words. . . . Cohen is a powerful, poetic writer." --Dallas Times-Herald
"Brilliant, explosive, a fountain of talent. . . . James Joyce is not dead. . . . He lives in Montreal under the name of Cohen. . . writing from the point of view of Henry Miller." --Boston Sunday Herald
Number Of Pages: 243
Published: 1st November 1993
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.1 x 13.2 x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.18
Edition Number: 1