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Writer Hubert Selby, Jr.

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Writer Hubert Selby, Jr.

Writer Hubert Selby, Jr.

Writer Hubert Selby, Jr.

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He died Monday at the age of 75. In 1964, his book Last Exit To Brooklyn, shocked readers with its salty language and explicit portrayal of prostitutes, thugs, ex-cons and striking dock workers along the Brooklyn waterfront in the 1950s. Selby's other books included The Room, Requiem for a Dream, The Willow Tree and Waiting Period. (This interview was originally broadcast on May 4, 1990.)

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