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Subversia
     

Subversia

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by D.R. Haney
 

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In this bare-knuckled, frankly autobiographical collection, D.R. Haney shares a series of personal essays on his life, struggles, and artistic evolution; from punk rock malcontent in 1980s New York, to B-movie actor in the films of Roger Corman; to screenwriter on Friday the 13th: Part VII; to expatriated American writer in Serbia; to author of the celebrated

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In this bare-knuckled, frankly autobiographical collection, D.R. Haney shares a series of personal essays on his life, struggles, and artistic evolution; from punk rock malcontent in 1980s New York, to B-movie actor in the films of Roger Corman; to screenwriter on Friday the 13th: Part VII; to expatriated American writer in Serbia; to author of the celebrated underground novel Banned for Life. Consisting of material originally published by the popular online literary magazine The Nervous Breakdown, Subversia is written with the bracing candor and lyrical beauty that have earned Haney a well-deserved cult following worldwide.

“Haney’s blend of intoxicating content, sharply selected language, and unexpected humor is better than all the heroin in Serbia.” – Lenore Zion, author of My Dead Pets Are Interesting

“Subversia is a wild, thrilling ride through D.R. Haney’s childhood, where he happily poses naked for the director of his summer camp; to adolescence, when he worries that he’s going to commit murder; to young adulthood, when he tries to ‘borrow’ money from an ATM and contemplates taking a crowbar to his girlfriend’s head; to adulthood, where he writes screenplays that he considers so bad he unsuccessfully tries to report his to own death. It is a tribute to Haney's immense charisma, brutal honesty, and charming prose that in spite of everything he confesses, one can’t help but fall hopelessly in love with him.” - Jessica Anya Blau, author of The Summer of Naked Swim Parties and Drinking Closer to Home

“D.R. Haney may very well be the illegitimate love child of Henry Rollins and David Sedaris.” - Jeff Martin, author of My Dog Ate My Nobel Prize and editor of The Customer Is Always Wrong: The Retail Chronicles

“Haney is absolutely compelling. You’ll want to read his pieces over and over, and each time you’ll marvel at how he took you someplace utterly different than the time before.” - Robin Antalek, author of The Summer We Fell Apart

“The man writes a book. It is a great book of fiction. How will I ever top this? he says. He walks around, and sits and thinks. Then he writes a great book of essays.” — Ben Loory, author of Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780982859810
Publisher:
TNB Books
Publication date:
11/15/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
File size:
849 KB

Meet the Author

D. R. Haney was born and raised in Virginia, the son of an Angus beef farmer. In his teens, he moved to New York City, where he studied acting and supported himself through the usual odd jobs, from Wall Street waiter to parcel-wrapper to telephone pitchman.

Shortly after relocating to Los Angeles to star in a film for legendary producer Roger Corman, Haney found himself with an unsought career as a screenwriter. He also began to contribute to zines and alt-weeklies, reflecting his growing participation in the underground music scene. His interest in music, coupled with the consequences of a life-altering car accident, resulted in the novel "Banned for Life," which he moved to Belgrade, Serbia, to write. "Banned" was published in May 2009 by And/Or Press, and "Subversia," a collection of essays, was published by TNB Books in September 2010. Haney is presently at work on another novel.

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