Beautiful losers

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McClelland & Stewart, 1991 - Fiction - 269 pages
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One of the best-known experimental novels of the 1960s,Beautiful Losersis 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 Losersexplores each character’s attainment of a state of self-abandonment, in which the sensualist cannot be distinguished from the saint.

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Dubbed "an unstructured, free-form, irreverent novel'' ( LJ 4/1/66) by LJ 's reviewer, Beautiful Losers seemed too strange even for the Sixties. Nevertheless, the book went on to become a cult hit ... Read full review

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"Ordinary eternal machinery, like the grinding of the stars." In short, this is poetry. I cannot think of many lines in this book which did not make my heart swell and ache and break over and over and ... Read full review

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