The Nick Tosches Reader

Here is "a unique and darkly impressionistic cultural history" of the last three decades as only Nick Tosches could write it.

Author: Nick Tosches

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0306809699

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 624

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Newsday has said that Nick Tosches "casts brilliant black light." The San Diego Reader has said that "Tosches's best sentences uncoil like rattlesnakes and strike with a venom that spreads poison through all the little Sunday-school ideas you've held dear." And Rolling Stone has said that "Tosches can write like a wild rockabilly raveup. He can be elegant as a slow blues." The Nick Tosches Reader is the author's own selection of his best work over the past thirty years, including fiction, poetry, interviews, rock writing, investigative journalism, and criticism. First published in major magazines, obscure underground periodicals, and his own best-selling books, many of these selections deal with rock 'n' roll and cultural icons—but there are also pieces on everything from William Faulkner to organized crime to heavyweight boxing, including the Vanity Fair feature that gave rise to Tosches's major new book on Sonny Liston, published by Little, Brown. Here is "a unique and darkly impressionistic cultural history" of the last three decades as only Nick Tosches could write it.
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Me and the Devil

Me and the Devil is outrageous, disturbing, and brilliant, a raw and blazing novel truly unlike any other. Like the man said: Read him at your peril. "A raw and blazing novel by "the single, most brain-searingly dangerous man of letters.

Author: Nick Tosches

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316215664

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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An aging New Yorker, a writer named Nick, feels life ebbing out of him. The world has gone to hell and Nick is so sick of it all that he can't even have a glass of champagne. Then one night he meets a tantalizing young woman who agrees to come back to his apartment. Their encounter is the most strangely extraordinary of his life. Propelled by uncontrollable, primordial desires, he enters a new and unimagined dimension of the forbidden and is filled with a sexual and spiritual ecstasy that is as intense as it is unholy. Suddenly Nick's senses are alive. He feels strong, unconquerable, beyond all inhibition and earthly morality. He indulges in life's pleasures, pure and perverse, sublime and dangerous, from the delicate flavors of the perfect tomato to the fleshy beauty of a woman's thigh. But Nick's desire to sustain his rapture leads him to a madness and a darkness far greater and dreadful than have ever ridden the demon mares of night. Writing in a lineage that includes Dante, William S. Burroughs, Charles Bukowski, Hubert Selby, Jr., and Hunter S. Thompson, Nick Tosches may be America's last real literary outlaw -- a fearless, uncensorable seeker of our deepest secret truths and desires, from the basest to the most beautiful. Me and the Devil is outrageous, disturbing, and brilliant, a raw and blazing novel truly unlike any other. Like the man said: Read him at your peril. "A raw and blazing novel by "the single, most brain-searingly dangerous man of letters. Read him at your peril." -- Anthony Bourdain
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Hellfire

A portrait of singer Jerry Lee Lewis details his early life, music, controversial marriage, problems and decline, endurance, and revival in popularity

Author: Nick Tosches

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 0802135668

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 276

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A portrait of singer Jerry Lee Lewis details his early life, music, controversial marriage, problems and decline, endurance, and revival in popularity
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In the Hand of Dante

Via Sicily, the manuscript makes its way from the priest to a mob boss in New York City, where a writer named Nick Tosches is called to authenticate the prize.

Author: Nick Tosches

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780759527362

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Deep inside the Vatican library, a priest discovers the rarest and most valuable art object ever found: the manuscript of The Divine Comedy, written in Dante's own hand. Via Sicily, the manuscript makes its way from the priest to a mob boss in New York City, where a writer named Nick Tosches is called to authenticate the prize. For this writer, the temptation is too great: he steals the manuscript in a last-chance bid to have it all. Some will find it offensive; others will declare it transcendent; it is certain to be the most ragingly debated novel of the decade.
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Trinities

Mafiaen i USA er døende, og det tvinger den legendariske Don di Pietro ud i en skånselsløs krig, hvor han spiller sine modstandere på heroinmarkedet ud mod hinanden

Author: Nick Tosches

Publisher:

ISBN: 0553409336

Category:

Page: 473

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Mafiaen i USA er døende, og det tvinger den legendariske Don di Pietro ud i en skånselsløs krig, hvor han spiller sine modstandere på heroinmarkedet ud mod hinanden
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Rear View

In light of the designer jeans phenomenon, America's fascination with and exploitation of the derriere is examined in text and photographs

Author: Nick Tosches

Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group

ISBN: 0933328060

Category: Buttocks

Page: 96

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In light of the designer jeans phenomenon, America's fascination with and exploitation of the derriere is examined in text and photographs
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Dino

A biography of Jerry Lewis's other half discusses Martin's Ohio childhood, his rise to the heights of fame as a singer, his uneasy partnership with Lewis and the Rat Pack, and more. 35,000 first printing. $35,000 ad/promo.

Author: Nick Tosches

Publisher: New York : Doubleday

ISBN: STANFORD:36105002250657

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 572

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A biography of Jerry Lewis's other half discusses Martin's Ohio childhood, his rise to the heights of fame as a singer, his uneasy partnership with Lewis and the Rat Pack, and more. 35,000 first printing. $35,000 ad/promo.
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Where Dead Voices Gather

A forgotten singer from the early days of jazz is at the center of this riveting book -- a narrative that is part mystery, part biography, part meditation on the meaning and power of music.

Author: Nick Tosches

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316077149

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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A forgotten singer from the early days of jazz is at the center of this riveting book -- a narrative that is part mystery, part biography, part meditation on the meaning and power of music.
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Under Tiberius

"Under Tiberius is a thrilling story of crime and deceit involving the man who came to be called Jesus Christ.

Author: Nick Tosches

Publisher:

ISBN: 0316405639

Category: LITERARY CRITICISM

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"Under Tiberius is a thrilling story of crime and deceit involving the man who came to be called Jesus Christ. Deep in the recesses of the Vatican, Nick Tosches unearths a first-century memoir by Gaius Fulvius Falconius, foremost speechwriter for Emperor Tiberius. The codex is profound, proof of the existence of a Messiah who was anything but the one we've known -- a shabby and licentious thief. After encountering him in the streets of Judea, Gaius becomes spin doctor to Jesus, and the pair schemes to accrue untold riches by convincing the masses that Jesus is the Son of God. As their marriage of truth and lies is consummated, friendship and wary respect develop between these two grifters."--
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Country

Profusely and superbly illustrated, Country stands as one of the most brilliant explorations of American musical culture ever written.

Author: Nick Tosches

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780786750986

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Celebrating the dark origins of our most American music, Country reveals a wild shadowland of history that encompasses blackface minstrels and yodeling cowboys; honky-tonk hell and rockabilly heaven; medieval myth and musical miscegenation; sex, drugs, murder; and rays of fierce illumination on Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, and others, famous and forgotten, whose demonology is America's own. Profusely and superbly illustrated, Country stands as one of the most brilliant explorations of American musical culture ever written.
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The Devil and Sonny Liston

Now in paperback, this stunning portrait of the most potent symbol of menace in 20th-century America portrays boxer Sonny Liston as "an unfortunate victim of people much worse than he [who] emerges with a kind of mute dignity" ("Publishers ...

Author: Nick Tosches

Publisher: Back Bay Books

ISBN: 0316897469

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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A biography of the controversial fighter follows Liston from the mean streets, where he was a petty criminal, to the heavyweight championship and his life as a pawn of organized crime. By the author of Power on Earth. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
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Night Train

In 1962, Sonny Liston became boxing's world heavyweight champion.

Author: Nick Tosches

Publisher:

ISBN: 0140279784

Category: African American boxers

Page: 272

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In 1962, Sonny Liston became boxing's world heavyweight champion. He was a poor plantation boy and a bruiser for the mob who had done time for armed robbery, but he had fought his way to the top. Those he met in the ring said he was unstoppable, even dangerous. Sonny, however, knew differently.
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Unsung Heroes of Rock n Roll

For this edition, the author has contributed a new listing of recent CD reissues. From 1945 to 1955, from Chinese hillbillies to Elvis's long-lost twin brother, here are the Unsung Heroes of Rock 'n' Roll.

Author: Nick Tosches

Publisher: Da Capo

ISBN: 0306808919

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 274

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The author of "Country" now offers a paean to a forsaken time of relentless excess, sudden ruin, and fierce music--the days of rock 'n' roll, long before Elvis came on the scene. 42 illustrations.
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Unsung Heroes of Rock n Roll

Portrays twenty-five people who made little-known contributions to rock 'n' roll, and supplies a chronolgy of rock 'n' roll.

Author: Nick Tosches

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons

ISBN: UOM:49015000690967

Category: Rock music

Page: 245

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Portrays twenty-five people who made little-known contributions to rock 'n' roll, and supplies a chronolgy of rock 'n' roll.
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Power on Earth

Michele Sindona's Explosive Story.

Author: Nick Tosches

Publisher:

ISBN: 0792481968

Category:

Page: 290

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The Last Opium Den

The author, fueled by romantic, spiritual, and medicinal needs, details his mesmerizing quest--part spiritual, part hallucinogenic--from Europe to Cambodia, in search of the mysterious opium den, ultimately discovering the key to true ...

Author: Nick Tosches

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781582342276

Category: Travel

Page: 74

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The author, fueled by romantic, spiritual, and medicinal needs, details his mesmerizing quest--part spiritual, part hallucinogenic--from Europe to Cambodia, in search of the mysterious opium den, ultimately discovering the key to true fulfillment. 20,000 first printing.
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Dangerous Dances

Author: Nick Tosches

Publisher:

ISBN: 0283991895

Category: Rock musicians

Page: 136

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In the Hands of Dante

"As this story unfolds, so too does a parallel tale: the odyssey, seven hundred years ago, of Dante himself, a man trying to weave out of the grossness of his own humanity a poem that contains the sum of the world's wisdom and the very ...

Author: Nick Tosches

Publisher:

ISBN: 1842430831

Category: Authors

Page: 376

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Deep inside the Vatican, a priest discovers the rarest and most valuable art object ever found: the manuscript of The Divine Comedy, written in Dante's own hand. When a writer named Nick Tosches is called to authenticate it, the temptation proves too great: he steals the manuscript in a last-chance bid to have it all. As this dark and twisted journey unfolds, so does a parallel tale: the odyssey of Dante himself, a man trying to weave a poem that contains the sum of the world's wisdom and the very breath of the divine. An astounding masterwork of audacity and beauty.
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Save the Last Dance for Satan

Nonfiction back stories of 1960's rock and roll music business pioneers- the labels, the artists and the promoters, told in the gritty style of Nick Tosches.

Author: Nick Tosches

Publisher:

ISBN: 0965977730

Category: Musicians

Page: 120

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Nonfiction back stories of 1960's rock and roll music business pioneers- the labels, the artists and the promoters, told in the gritty style of Nick Tosches.
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Cut Numbers

Louie the loan-shark's life is a big nothing until he becomes caught up in his uncle's scheme to rig the state lottery, and then he has more excitement than he can handle

Author: Nick Tosches

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: UOM:39015014504313

Category: Mafia

Page: 233

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Louie the loan-shark's life is a big nothing until he becomes caught up in his uncle's scheme to rig the state lottery, and then he has more excitement than he can handle
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