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Perforated Heart Hardcover - 2009

by Eric Bogosian


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Almost forty years after moving to Manhattan, author Richard Morris has achieved if not stratospheric renown then at least the accomplished career and caliber of fame that he envisioned for himself as a younger man. Now financially comfortable and artistically embittered, Richard is at his home upstate recuperating from heart surgery and nursing resentment toward his publisher and his reading public who have found new, more exciting writers and left his star to wane.

In his attic, Richard comes across a stack of notebooks, the journals he began keeping when he arrived in New York in the late '70s. He is alternately fascinated and repelled by the young man he meets in these pages: hilariously naive and egotistically misguided, the younger Richard compulsively absorbs everything around him from art and creativity to sex and drugs. As he reads more about himself, written by himself, Richard discovers that the pivotal moments of self-invention -- and self-realization -- occur far outside the conventional chronology of a lifetime.

"Perforated Heart" explores two wholly different characters -- a young, ambitious artist and his older self, jaded by both success and failure -- and creates an unforgettable portrait of the two men who inhabit the one individual. By turns meditative, deftly observant, and scathingly analytical, Eric Bogosian re-creates the landscape and atmosphere of 1970s New York City with fresh, vivid imagery and reveals a powerful commentary on the dynamic between creativity and commerce in the artistic world. Perforated Heart is his most rewarding and penetrating novel yet, with prose that reflects an equally astonishing range of experience and emotion.

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  • Title Perforated Heart
  • Author Eric Bogosian
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Edition First Edition
  • Pages 271
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Simon & Schuster, New York
  • Date 2009-05
  • ISBN 9781416534099 / 1416534091
  • Weight 1.05 lbs (0.48 kg)
  • Dimensions 9.3 x 6.3 x 1.1 in (23.62 x 16.00 x 2.79 cm)
  • Library of Congress subjects Authors, New York (N.Y.) - Social life and customs
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 2009008414
  • Dewey Decimal Code FIC
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