All-night Visitors

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UPNE, 1998 - 233 pages
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First published in 1969 in severely abridged form, Clarence Major's powerful first novel is now available in an unexpurgated paperback edition that restores the full text of his critically acclaimed and controversial work.

All-Night Visitors is the riveting, erotic, and compelling story of Eli Bolton-orphan, college dropout, Vietnam veteran, and sexual voyager-as he struggles to establish a meaningful self-identity in a chaotic and bigoted world.
 

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A new, unexpurgated edition of the 1969 Olympia Press novel that made Major (Dirty Bird Blues, 1996, etc.) a big name in Maurice Girodias's dirty-book pantheon. A classic autodidact, Major was one of ... Read full review

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Major's first novel, originally published in an expurgated edition in 1969, is finally presented intact. The disturbing story, which details the struggles of a young African American man, is filled ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
13
Section 3
16
Section 4
18
Section 5
26
Section 6
30
Section 7
33
Section 8
38
Section 21
147
Section 22
159
Section 23
162
Section 24
167
Section 25
169
Section 26
171
Section 27
177
Section 28
178

Section 9
44
Section 10
47
Section 11
48
Section 12
77
Section 13
82
Section 14
84
Section 15
93
Section 16
112
Section 17
116
Section 18
119
Section 19
121
Section 20
135
Section 29
179
Section 30
190
Section 31
192
Section 32
193
Section 33
206
Section 34
209
Section 35
211
Section 36
221
Section 37
222
Section 38
233
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About the author (1998)

Artist and writer Clarence Major grew up in Chicago and later received his Ph.D. from the Union Institute in Ohio. He has been a judge for the National Book Awards and was twice named to the panel of the National Endowment of the Arts. Major has written eight novels including "Such Was The Season" and "Painted Turtle," which received citations from the New York Times Book Review as Summer Reading and Notable Book of the Year, and "My Amputations," which received the Western States Book Award. Major published "Juba Jive: A Dictionary of African American Slang," as well as nine other books of poetry that won a National Council of the Arts Award and two Pushcart Prizes.

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