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By R. V. Cassill

“The most sensible novel i do know of almost about writing, or at the situation of being a writer.” —Richard Yates

well known as R. V. Cassill’s masterpiece, Clem Anderson is the tale of an writer whose unbelievable abilities are outmatched in simple terms by way of his skill for self-destruction. smug, untrustworthy, moody, and narcissistic, Clem can also be a super artist able to dazzling feats of alchemy: His pen magically transforms actual existence into the stuff of significant literature. however the emerging tide of literary good fortune is risky floor for a character as risky as Clem’s, and whilst he dies on the age of 40, on my own and disgraced, it really is as much as his few closing associates to select up the pieces.

the main steadfast and empathetic of those survivors is Dick Hartsell, a former classmate and fellow author who has lengthy walked in Clem’s shadow. Commissioned by means of a film studio to post a memorial article approximately his doomed good friend, Hartsell struggles to catch the man’s unruly life during this tidy structure. So he units out to jot down a singular referred to as Clem Anderson, detailing his eponymous hero’s epic upward thrust and fall. From a rural midwestern youth to early popularity as an undergraduate poet to the intoxicating expatriate literary scene in post–World battle II Paris and an unsatisfied romance with a Hollywood starlet, Hartsell tells the tale of Anderson’s lifestyles. the result's a piece of paintings as singular and unforgettable as its ill-fated subject.

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