Last Words of Dutch Schultz: A Fiction in the Form of a Film Script

Last Words of Dutch Schultz: A Fiction in the Form of a Film Script

by William S. Burroughs
     
 

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Before he was gunned down in the Palace Chop House in Newark, New Jersey, in October 1935, Arthur Flegenheimer, alias Dutch Schultz, was generally considered New York's Number One racketeer. Taken to a hospital following the gangland shooting, he survived for two days. His room was guarded around the clock, and a police stenographer was stationed at his bedside in…  See more details below

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Before he was gunned down in the Palace Chop House in Newark, New Jersey, in October 1935, Arthur Flegenheimer, alias Dutch Schultz, was generally considered New York's Number One racketeer. Taken to a hospital following the gangland shooting, he survived for two days. His room was guarded around the clock, and a police stenographer was stationed at his bedside in the hope of learning who his assailant or assailants were. Instead, what was recorded were Dutch's fevered fantasies, stemming from his childhood and youth, as well as his recent past. Taking these "last words" as his starting point, Burroughs has created his own fantasy of Dutch Schultz, casting his fiction in the form of a film script.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559702119
Publisher:
Arcade Publishing
Publication date:
04/15/1993
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
115
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.50(d)

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