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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
ISBN: 9780679748250 ISBN-10: 0679748253 Series: Vintage Audience:
Number Of Pages: 243 Published: 1st November 1993 Publisher: Random House USA Inc Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 20.1 x 13.2
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 1