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  • ISBN 1842430270
  • ISBN13 978-1842430279
  • Language English
  • Author Charles Willeford
  • Publisher No Exit Press (2001)
  • Pages 141
  • Formats mbr mobi rtf mobi
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory Short Stories and Anthologies
  • Size ePub 1531 kb
  • Size Fb2 1299 kb
  • Rating: 4.2
  • Votes: 338

A re-issue of Willeford's paranoia pulp classic gives us a reminder that madness is truly the dark heart of 21st century politics. Written at a time when we still had some faith in our elected leaders, Willeford laid bare the American Dream and this long out of print classi is as fresh, chilling and relevant today as when first published. 'The Pope of Psycho-Pulp' - Time Out

Contains the stories: 1. The Machine in Ward Eleven 2. Selected Incidents 3. A. .The first story is The Ma My 17th Willeford book .

Contains the stories: 1. A Letter to . Almost Anybody) 4. Jake's Journal 5. "Just Like on Television-" 6. The Alectrymancer. There aren't too many left to read now. The remaining ones are rare and very very expensive . and 13 glorious blank pages before the back cover. insert your index here. something to do w/the way they bind books as the scuttlebutt has it.

The Machine in Ward Eleven. New York: Belmont Books, 1963. Short story collection. Willeford stated, "I had a hunch that madness was a predominant theme and a normal condition for Americans living in the second half of this century

The Machine in Ward Eleven. Willeford stated, "I had a hunch that madness was a predominant theme and a normal condition for Americans living in the second half of this century. The publication of The Machine in Ward Eleven (1963) and its reception by readers confirmed what I had only heretofore suspected. A Guide for the Undehemorrhoided. Kendall, Florida: self-published, 1977.

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by Charles Willeford. This reissue of Willeford's 1963 pulp classic is a timely reminder that madness is truly the dark heart of politics. Written at a time when people still had faith in their elected leaders, Willeford's book laid bare the American dream.

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Поиск книг BookFi BookSee - Download books for free. Willeford, Charles - The Burnt Orange Heresy. Willeford's pulp classic features six incisive tales as fresh as the day they were first published in 1963. Books related to The Machine in Ward Eleven. Writing at a time when we still had some faith in our elected leaders, Willeford laid bare the American Dream - and 50 years later his revelations are as chilling and relevant as ever.

Charles Willeford was a highly decorated (Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Luxembourg Croix de Guerre) tank commander with the Third . The Burnt Orange Heresy.

Charles Willeford was a highly decorated (Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Luxembourg Croix de Guerre) tank commander with the Third Army in World War II. He was also a professional horse trainer, boxer, radio announcer, and painter. Willeford, the author of twenty novels, created the Miami detective series featuring Hoke Moseley, which includes Miami Blues, Sideswipe, The Way We Die Now, and New Hope for the Dead. Novels by charles willeford. Proletarian Laughter. High Priest of California.

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Zaryagan
Originally published in the early '60s, The Machine in Ward 11 is a collection of six short stories by Charles Ray Willeford. Though the six stories all stand independent from each other, a theme of madness and disillusionment runs through them. A brilliant film director goes insane when his artistic vision is curtailed by the demands of reality. A cocky air force pilot commits a senseless murder and finds himself assigned to the mountains of Tibet as an indirect consequence. A recovering alcoholic discovers that giving up drinking is possibly the worst thing he's ever done. These stories are filled with a wry sense of the macabre. Of these stories, three were previously published and three were written (I assume) specifically for this book. The three original stories -- A Letter to A.A., "Just Like On Television," and Jake's Journal are the strongest in the collection. I was especially enthralled by Jake's Journal (which deals with the unfortunate pilot in Tibet) which is a story that defies any easy interpretation. While at first, it seems that the story will be a rather standard tale of a man going insane in isolation, Willeford instead piles on more and more bizarre anecdotes and incidents before building up to a brilliant, tour-de-force ending.
Willeford, best known for writing Miaimi Blues, is often dismissed as an occasionally interesting but otherwise unremarkable writer of pulp fiction. This dismissal manages to unfairly underrate both Willeford's talent and pulp fiction itself. While the melodrama was often sordid and over-the-top, pulp fiction -- especially in the years immediately following World War II -- often served to give voice to a darkened and, at times quite critical view of the American Dream then one might find in more "respectable" books. Often that is why, while most of the previous decades' best sellers have since faded into obscurity, the works of Mickey Spillane, Chester Himes, Jim Thompson, Richard Stark, and others have continued to be reissued and read. At the heart of the best pulp fiction was a universal fear of the future and an ongoing debate between human desires and human society. These are concepts that remain universal to readers spanning both time and location. These are also the concepts that Willeford deals with in The Machine In Ward Eleven.
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Many Willefordians, I suspect, are like myself--they discovered the Hoke Mosely novels first and then started working their way back through the earlier stuff. The rewards are numerous.

Another reviewer here dismissed the stories in _Ward Eleven_ as pulp pieces that are representative "of their time" and haven't aged very well.

But to me, looking over the past four decades of post-modern American experience, these stories are as relevant as ever, even prophetic in places. The "Machine," seen as a political metaphor, couldn't be more timely for those of us living in the 21st century.

I understand why the _Village Voice_ reviewer called this a political book, and I think his comparison of Willeford to Chekov is accurate.