WorldCat Identities

Selby, Hubert

Works: 98 works in 824 publications in 22 languages and 11,407 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Drama  Psychological fiction  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Interviews  Crime films 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Speaker, Author of screenplay, Narrator, Other, Interviewee, Actor, Dedicatee, Author of introduction, Creator
Classifications: PS3569.E547, 330.9051
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Hubert Selby
Last exit to Brooklyn by Hubert Selby( Book )

228 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in 18 languages and held by 2,223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The decadence and violence of the urban streets is graphically portrayed in a novel set in a New York slum
Requiem for a dream by Darren Aronofsky( Visual )

115 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry and his best friend, Tyrone, are impoverished heroin addicts living in Coney Island, NY. Harry's girlfriend, Marion, is a fellow addict trying to distance herself from her wealthy father. Harry's mother, Sara, spends her days watching television and wants to lose weight to go on a game show. She visits a sleazy doctor who prescribes her amphetamines and soon Sara has a drug habit of her own
Requiem for a dream : a novel by Hubert Selby( Book )

77 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in 11 languages and held by 1,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is about four individuals who pursued the American Dream. In this searing novel, two young hoods, Harry and Tyrone, and a girlfriend fantasize about scoring a pound of uncut heroin and getting rich. But their heroin habit gets the better of them, consumes them and destroys their dreams and Harry's mother's addiction to diet pills lands her in a state mental hospital
The room by Hubert Selby( Book )

68 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'It is quite an experience to be locked up all by yourself in any size room' says the anonymous narrator of Hubert Selby Jr.'s second novel. What follows is a startling series of recollections and fantasies that illuminate the workings of a prisoner's unhinged mind. He yearns for his violent childhood, rages against obscure authorities, and imagines enacting horrible revenge on those who imprisoned him. The prisoner's remand cell becomes the scene of a surreal mental torture. Disorienting, nightmarish and structurally inventive, The Room is a shocking examination of the suffering humans can inflict on each other
The willow tree : a novel by Hubert Selby( Book )

24 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In New York, a black youth who is beaten by a gang learns forgiveness from a Holocaust survivor. The Jew cares for his wounds, counsels him to forget the incident and when an opportunity for revenge comes, the youth turns it down
The demon by Hubert Selby( Book )

66 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Harry White is the man other men want to be: admired by his peers, talented, rich, and desired by countless women. His steady rise to a position of unprecedented influence in a New York investment firm seems inevitable to those who know him, and on the way he acquires a beautiful wife and children. But with every achievement the desire to destroy what is his grows stronger. A demon within drives him to sexual excess, petty crime and eventually murder."--Publisher
Song of the silent snow by Hubert Selby( Book )

47 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen stories describe a lucky gambler, a salesman trying to build up his self-confidence, a boy facing the anxieties of puberty, a carefully planned date, and a commuter's fantasy
Waiting period by Hubert Selby( Book )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A man pulls back from the brink of suicide when his application to buy a gun with which to shoot himself is delayed by an unexpected computer glitch. Forced to wait until the error is cleared, he begins to rethink his position and eventually decides that, instead of violently throwing his life away, he will dedicate his time and effort to disposing of all those he feels deserve to die."--Jacket
Fear X by Nicolas Winding Refn( Visual )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Harry's wife is killed in a seemingly random incident, he is fueled by his memories of her to document all the circumstances involving her death. Examining footage taken by security cameras, along with other discoveries, Harry's search leads him to a new theory that may implicate a former neighbor
New York City tattoo : the oral history of an urban art by Michael McCabe( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Darren Aronofsky collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lives of four ambitious people are ruined by drug addiction; a paranoid mathematician obsesses over a number that will unlock patterns found in nature
Requiem für einen Traum by Hubert Selby( Book )

10 editions published between 1981 and 1992 in German and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Last exit to Brooklyn by Uli Edel( Visual )

23 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het leven van een aantal aan de zelfkant van de samenleving levende mensen in de New Yorkse wijk Brooklyn in 1952, met op de achtergrond een fabrieksstaking
Última salida para Brooklyn by Hubert Selby( Book )

7 editions published between 1973 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hubert Selby Jr : it/ll be better tomorrow( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hubert Selby Jr., Brooklyn-born ex-merchant mariner who turned to drugs and writing after cheating death, created a lasting vision of urban hell in his novel ''Last Exit to Brooklyn," a critical success and a controversial best-seller. Before the book's publication in 1964, Selby had earned less than $100 writing, and afterward he derailed himself with a drug habit. His writing gained a passionate following in Europe, was forgotten in the US, and only rediscovered after a successful film adaptation of "Last Exit to Brooklyn" was released in 1990. This documentary explores the life and work of this unlikely literary icon, and features extensive interviews with Selby as well as his friends and admirers
Last exit to Brooklyn ; The room ; Requiem for a dream by Hubert Selby( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I know what you look like naked by Roy Schneider( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inside job by Charles H Ferguson( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Harry Cain est hanté par le souvenir de sa femme, brutalement assassinée dans le parking du centre commercial où il travaille. Tandis que l'enquête piétine, Harry décide de résoudre lui-même le mystère qui entoure sa mort
"Song to myself" et autres textes by Hubert Selby( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letzte Ausfahrt Brooklyn : das Buch zum Film by Reinhard Klooss( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Hubert Selby

Hubert Selby Amerikaans scenarioschrijver (1928-2004)

Hubert Selby écrivain américain

Hubert Selby escriptor estatunidenc

Hubert Selby escritor estadounidense

Hubert Selby Jr amerikansk manusförfattare

Hubert Selby Jr. amerikansk manusforfatter

Hubert Selby, Jr. escritor estadounidense

Hubert Selby Jr scrittore e sceneggiatore statunitense

Hubert Selby pisarz amerykański

Hubert Selby scrittore e sceneggiatore statunitense

Hubert Selby US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller

Hubert Selby usona verkisto

Hubert Selby yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

Selby, Cubby, 1928-2004

Selby, Hubert

Selby, Hubert 1928-2004 jr

Selby, Hubert 1928-2004 junior

Selby, Hubert Jr

Selby, Hubert jr. 1928-2004

Selby, Hubert junior 1928-2004

Селби, Х 1928-2004 мл

Селби Х. мл. 1928-2004

Селби, Хьюберт

Хьюберт Селби

הוברט סלבי סופר אמריקאי

סלבי, יוברט, הבן

هوبرت سلبی جونیور فیلمنامه‌نویس آمریکایی

셀비, 휴버트 1928-2004

셀비, 휴버트 Ⅱ

셀비, 휴버트 주니어 1928-2004

휴버트 셀비 2세

セルビー, ヒューバート, Jr



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