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Author / Creator:Hayes, Alfred, 1911-1985, author.
Imprint:New York, NY : New York Review of Books, [2020]
Description:x, 178 pages ; 21 cm.
Series:New York Review Books classics
New York Review Books classics.
Subject:Screenwriters -- Fiction.
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Man-woman relationships.
New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
New York (State) -- New York.
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Bailey, Paul, 1937- writer of introduction.
Summary:"A moving tale about middle age, divorce, modern love, and returning home by one of the great American storytellers. Asher's career as a Hollywood screenwriter has come to a humiliating end; so has his latest marriage. Returning to New York, where he grew up, he takes a room at a hotel and wonders what, well into middle age as he is, he should do next. It's not a question of money; it's a question of purpose, maybe of pride. In the company of an arch young poet, Michael, Asher revisits the streets and tenements of the Lower East Side where he spent his childhood, though little remains of THE past. Michael introduces him to Aurora, perhaps his girlfriend, who, to Asher's surprise, seems bent on pursuing him, too. Soon the older man and his edgy young companions are caught up in a slow, strange, almost ritualized dance of deceit and desire. The End of Me, a successor to In Love and Her Face for the World to See, can be seen as the final panel of a triptych in which Alfred Hayes anatomizes, with a cool precision and laconic lyricism that are all his own, the failure of modern love. The last scene is the starkest of all" --
Other form:Online version: Hayes, Alfred, 1911-1985, The end of me New York : New York Review Books, [2020] 9781681374345

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