The future of the novel depends on people like B. S. Johnson.

—Anthony Burgess

A gift book in a box by one of Britain’s greatest modern writers.

The Unfortunates

Fiction by B.S. Johnson

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Paperback (published May 1, 2009)

ISBN
9780811217439
Price US
24.95
Price CN
31
Trim Size
5x8
Page Count
176

B.S. Johnson

B.S. Johnson was an English experimental novelist, poet, and critic.

The future of the novel depends on people like B. S. Johnson.

—Anthony Burgess

A most gifted writer.

—Samuel Beckett

Far from some modernist stunt, the form of the book dovetails beautifully with Johnson’s subject––the accidental yet persistent nature of memory… This book, with no belief in God, no hope for heaven, makes you feel the stuff of life as sacred, and our inability to hold on to it as damnation enough for anyone to be made to bear.

—Charles Taylor, New York Times Book Review