By Andy Warhol
Conceptually specified, hilarious and scary, often called “pornography” within the manhattan instances booklet Review’s unique overview and as a “work of genius” in Newsweek’s, a: a unique is the ideal literary manifestation of Andy Warhol’s sensibility.
In the past due sixties Warhol got down to flip a alternate e-book right into a piece of dad paintings, and the outcome was once this incredible account of the famously influential team of artists, superstars, addicts and freaks who made up the manufacturing unit milieu. produced from audiotapes recorded in and round the manufacturing facility, a: a singular starts with the wonderful Ondine popping a number of amphetamines after which follows its characters as they communicate with encouraged, speed-driven wit and reduce swaths during the golf equipment, espresso retailers, hospitals, and whorehouses of 1960’s new york.
"A new type of pop artifact" -- Library magazine
"Hellish hymns from Amphetamine Heaven, the vox populi of the Velvet Underground ... those individuals are witty and they're grand, they do poor issues and make lousy comments. Ondine is an East Village prima donna, a hoarder of gossip and finery and orgies and medicine. he's filthy, yet he's humorous ... The characters signify the weird new category, untermenschen prefigurations of the technological millenium"
-- Robert Mazzocco long island evaluation of Books "
A paintings of genius" -- Newsweek
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