Black Sun: The Brief Transit and Violent Eclipse of Harry Crosby
Includes an afterword by the author.
Harry Crosby was the godson of J. P. Morgan and a friend of Ernest Hemingway. Living in Paris in the twenties and directing the Black Sun Press, which published James Joyce among others, Crosby was at the center of the wild life of the lost generation. Drugs, drink, sex, gambling, the deliberate derangement of the senses in the pursuit of transcendent revelation: these were Crosby’s pastimes until 1929, when he shot his girlfriend, the recent bride of another man, and then himself.
Black Sun is novelist and master biographer Geoffrey Wolff’s subtle and striking picture of a man who killed himself to make his life a work of art.
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Review: Black Sun: The Brief Transit and Violent Eclipse of Harry CrosbyUser Review - Courtney Skelton - Goodreads
Compelling! A very in-depth story of the a tormented young man. Had Harry Crosby been born after the internet, he would have gone viral beyond belief. The tragedy of it is he only scratched the ... Read full review
Review: Black Sun: The Brief Transit and Violent Eclipse of Harry CrosbyUser Review - Sarah Beth - Goodreads
"PLEASE SELL $10,000 WORTH OF STOCK. WE HAVE DECIDED TO LEAD A MAD AND EXTRAVAGANT LIFE" (4). Born in 1898 to a wealthy and prominent Boston family, Harry Crosby did indeed live a mad and extravagant ... Read full review