Hubert Selby Jr.

"The Pool Room"

Published October 5, 2000 6:41PM (EDT)

Hubert Selby Jr. is one of the most powerful writers of the modern era. The subject of an obscenity trial in England, his first novel "Last Exit to Brooklyn" exploded like a bomb upon its release in 1964.

Selby's stories are known for their harrowing portrayal of mere mortals chasing their delusions down the drain. Listen to this recording of Selby reading "The Pool Room" from his book Song of the Silent Snow, recorded in Germany in 1989. An exclusive.

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