Hubert Selby Jr.  

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Hubert Selby, Jr. (July 23, 1928April 26, 2004) was a 20th century American writer. His best-known novels are Last Exit to Brooklyn (1964) and Requiem for a Dream, which was later adapted into a 2000 film. In 1971, Selby published his second novel, The Room, which received positive reviews. It featured a criminally insane man, locked in a room in a prison, who reminisces about his disturbing past. Selby described The Room as "the most disturbing book ever written." He said he could not read it for decades after writing it.




Spoken word



  • Memories, Dreams & Addictions. Interview with Ellen Burstyn. Special feature on Requiem for a Dream - Director's Cut DVD release. (2001)
  • Hubert Selby, Jr.: 2 Ou 3 Choses... (A Couple of Things About Hubert Selby, Jr.) by Ludovic Cantais, France (2000)
  • Hubert Selby Jr: It/ll Be Better Tomorrow (2005)

Unfinished and unpublished

At least one work-in-progress remained unfinished and unpublished at the time of Selby's death: The Seeds of Pain and the Seeds of Love. Excerpts from this work are heard on the Live in Europe 1989 CD.Template:Citation needed

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