Suspense and Obscurity
Fitness and Nutrition
An established writer from an Eastern college returning to his former San Francisco haunts becomes entangled in a labyrinthine series of events that culminate in the sudden violent death of a respected poet.
Spicer's sense of San Francisco, Berkeley & Sausalito is wry, spot o. There are basically three sorts of readers who will pick up Jack Spicer's posthumously published, unfinished detective novel, THE TOWER OF BABEL
Spicer's sense of San Francisco, Berkeley & Sausalito is wry, spot on. The opening scene is set in the renamed premises of his hangout, The Place, on Upper Grant, where he would later create Blabbermouth Night, when anyone could hold the stage till the denizens would tell them to shut u. There are basically three sorts of readers who will pick up Jack Spicer's posthumously published, unfinished detective novel, THE TOWER OF BABEL.
Jack Spicer (January 30, 1925 – August 17, 1965) was an American poet often identified with the San Francisco Renaissance. In 2009, My Vocabulary Did This to Me: The Collected Poetry of Jack Spicer won the American Book Award for poetry. Born as John Lester Spicer on January 30, 1925 in Los Angeles to Dorothy Clause and John Lovely Spicer. He graduated from Fairfax High School in 1942, and attended the University of Redlands from 1943–1945.
The Tower of Babel book. Spicer's attempt at a novel is, appropriately, cryptic, furious, and bitchy. Start by marking The Tower of Babel as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. His prose is actually pretty great- he learned a lot from the stacks of pulp novels he kept around, I guess, and its a bizarrely elegant incorporation of all of his metaphysical fixations into a kind of sort of detective story (nobody really commits a crime until about 80% of the way through).
Are you sure you want to remove The Tower of Babel. At head of title: Jack Spicer's detective novel. Jack Spicer's detective novel. from your list? The Tower of Babel. 169 p. ; Number of pages.
Jack Spicer's biography and life story
Jack Spicer's biography and life story. Jack Spicer was an American poet often identified with the San Francisco Renaissance. Since the posthumous publication of The Collected Books of Jack Spicer (first published in 1975), his popularity and influence has steadily risen, affecting poetry throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. In 1994, The Tower of Babel: Jack Spicer's Detective Novel was published.
In 1994, The Tower of Babel: Jack Spicer’s Detective Novel was published. The Collected Books of Jack Spicer. A Book Of Correspondences For Jack Spicer. Black Sparrow Press, 1975.
San Francisco (Calif. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by Tracey Gutierres on October 11, 2013.
Close X. Learn about new offers and get more deals by joining our newsletter.
Spicer left Berkeley after losing his teaching assistantship in the linguistics department for his refusal to sign a. .The Tower of Bable: Detective Novel, 1994. The House That Jack Built: The Collected Lectures of Jack Spicer, 1998 (ed. by Peter Gizzi).
Spicer left Berkeley after losing his teaching assistantship in the linguistics department for his refusal to sign a "Loyalty Oath," a provision of the Sloan-Levering Act that required all California state employees in 1950 to swear their loyalty to the United States. He briefly moved to Minnesota where a sympathetic professor helped him get a job in linguistics. Poet Be Like God: Jack Spicer and the San Francisco Renaissance, by Lew Ellingham and Kevin Killian, 1998.
Suspense and Obscurity
Perfomance and Work