Deadly Women (with Matt Fullerty)

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Friday, August 15, 2008

Hubert Selby Jr. - quote of the day!

"The responsibility of the artist is to transcend the human ego." Hubert Selby, Jr.

Hubert Selby Jr. wrote Last Exit to Brooklyn and Requiem for a Dream, both made into decent movies. I just finished watching the documentary of his fascinating life, "Hubert Selby Jr: It/ll Be Better Tomorrow" (2005). He goes from tough kid / only child in Brooklyn, skipping school, to a merchant seaman who contracted a terrible disease from the cattle being transported to Europe at sea in World War II, to spending years in a hospital, having a lung removed, becoming a heroin abuser for the pain after getting hooked on morphine, drying out and quitting booze at 40, then surprising everyone and living for another thirty years (and writing some amazing and pretty dark fiction).
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Enough said!

Here's the last thing Hubert 'Cubby' Selby, Jr. wrote:
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A List of Indignities
Birth
Death
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