Item #8767 A Crack-Up at the Race Riots. Harmony Korine.
A Crack-Up at the Race Riots
A Crack-Up at the Race Riots
A Crack-Up at the Race Riots
A Crack-Up at the Race Riots
A Crack-Up at the Race Riots
A Crack-Up at the Race Riots

A Crack-Up at the Race Riots

New York: Main Street Books/Doubleday, 1998. 1st Edition. Octavo, publisher’s stiff photo-illustrated paper wraps.

First edition of American cinema's enfant terrible Harmony Korine’s episodic novel. Gaining widespread attention for his screenplay for Larry Clark’s Kids in 1995, Korine quickly established himself as a cult icon, solidifying his reputation with his debut feature Gummo (1997). Riding on the wave of his newfound fame, Korine published his "Great American Choose Your Own Adventure novel" in 1998. A melange of fictional fragments, poetry, and visuals inspired by the likes of Godard, Cassavetes, David Lynch, Tarkovsky, and Herzog, the nonlinear narrative is, according to Korine, about a Floridian race war in which "Jewish people sit in trees, black people are run by M.C. Hammer, and the whites are run by Vanilla Ice." While the book was only briefly available upon publication before swiftly going out of print, it garnered a devoted fanbase, and was republished in 2013 by music label Drag City after the success of Spring Breakers (2012). First printing with complete number row to copyright page. Light edgewear. Very good. Item #8767

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