Ships from/sold by Buy.com

Laura Warholic Or, the Sexual Intellectual (Paperback)

Earn Super Points: Write a Review
Sorry, this selection is currently unavailable.
Laura Warholic Theroux, Alexander 1 of 1
(Save 37%)
$15.72 + $2.90 SHIPPING
What are Rakuten Super Points™?
Get rewarded when you shop! Earn 1 point per dollar spent. That's like getting cash back on every purchase. Easy to see matured points in checkout. Use points just like cash.
Learn More
Format: Paperback
Condition:  Brand New
Pre Order Now: Release Date: 1/18/2015
Pre order this item today and it should be shipped on or around the date above. Pre-order does not guarantee item will be delivered on the release date.
45 day return policy

Product Details:

Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 1606995499
ISBN-13: 9781606995495
Sku: 225014314
Publish Date: 1/18/2015
Pages:  824
See more in Literary
From the Publisher:

In 2007, National Book Award Nominee Alexander Theroux (Three Wogs, Darconville's Cat, and An Adultery), returned to the world of letters with his first novel in 20 years: Laura Warholic or The Sexual Intellectual. It was hailed by The Believer, Book Forum, Booklist, The Washington Post and others as one of the literary events of the year. And now, this massive tome is available in softcover.

Eugene Eyestones, an erudite sex columnist for a Boston cultural magazine, becomes enmeshed in the messy life of a would-be artist named Laura Warholic, who, repulsing and fascinating him at the same time, becomes a mirror in which he not only sees himself but through which he is forced to face his own demons. Not only does she inadvertently supply him with material for his columns; she exemplifies all that Eugene considers wrong with contemporary America (of which the publishing profession and its recognizable denizens serves as a microcosm) ? a garish and dunce-filled Babylon that Theroux scorches with inventive and relentless satire.

As in all of Theroux's works, his maximalist and pyrotechnic prose style and searching intellect are the chief attractions, capable of outrageous comedy, nuanced philosophical discussions, winsome love scenes, flame-throwing tirades, subtle theological musings, and an unflinching genius for a profound if merciless look at the human condition. Horrifying and hilarious, damning and demanding, Laura Warholic in its uncompromising power is one of the great novels of this still young century.

After a 20-year hiatus from the novel, controversial writer and pyrotechnic stylist Alexander Theroux returns with LAURA WARHOLIC. Told mostly from the point of view of Eugene Eyestones, an erudite and obsessive sex columnist for a Boston magazine, the novel revolves around the heroin chic and universally loathed Laura Warholic, the ex-wife of the magazine's editor. Eyestones is both repulsed and drawn to this train-wreck of a human being, and indeed his feelings might actually be a twisted kind of love.


"A remarkable achievement, a bombastic, squirm-inducing, and belief rattling satire on political correctness shown through the lens of...two of the most unlovable (if not repulsive) characters in recent American letters...It treads on ground where authors and readers are reluctant to go, and it is bad company worth keeping." - Richard Melo 11/01/2007

"A bloated BONFIRE OF THE VANITIES for the pomo set, full of carefully placed products, in-jokes, and elegant blather." 12/15/2007

"At nearly nine hundred pages, this behemoth of a book seesaws between romantic meditation and frothing jeremiad, and the relentlessly peacocking vocabulary may test the reader's patience. Still the hypercerebral [Eugene] Eyestones is an indelible character." 01/07/2008

Advertisement Bottom
BloomReach Content