Love among the cannibals (Book, 1957) [WorldCat.org]
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Love among the cannibals

Author: Wright Morris
Publisher: New York : Harcourt, Brace and Company, [1957]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Wright Morris' new novel is a complete change for a National Book Award winner. It is short, sexy, straight-forward and easy to read; his admirers however may find it a disappointment. The narrator, Earl Horter, is a lyric writer of juke box songs. He is 41, and he and his partner, Mac (the "poor man's Rodgers and Hart") are in Hollywood to work on a musical. They each pick up a girl - Mac's is a Memphis belle and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Morris, Wright, 1910-1998.
Love among the cannibals.
New York : Harcourt, Brace and Company, [1957]
(OCoLC)570050242
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wright Morris
OCLC Number: 1183213
Description: 253 pages ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Wright Morris.

Abstract:

"Wright Morris' new novel is a complete change for a National Book Award winner. It is short, sexy, straight-forward and easy to read; his admirers however may find it a disappointment. The narrator, Earl Horter, is a lyric writer of juke box songs. He is 41, and he and his partner, Mac (the "poor man's Rodgers and Hart") are in Hollywood to work on a musical. They each pick up a girl - Mac's is a Memphis belle and Earl's is a Greek goddess - and the four take a trip to Acapulco where the primitive atmosphere reveals the true nature of each. The book is in part a take-off of Hollywood and modern life in general, and seems also to be a parody of "serious" novels on the movie capital. Morris does some pretty good work on cliches and there are moments clearly and freshly , but the main theme is too shallow and easy for as subtle a writer as Morris..... It is still a better than average book - a likelier candidate for popular sales now, reprints later."--Kirkus

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