Up Author:Ronald Sukenick UP is an important addition to what one reviewer has called the "American-Jewish-Tragic-Comic-Urban" genre. Ronald Sukenick is himself the main character of his book, in which he glides undisturbed from present to future, from reality to fantasy. Some of the time he's an adolescent Brooklynite, at others a part-time English teacher, a struggling... more » writer living in a Lower East Side tenement, or a fantasist deftly moving in and out of numerous alter egos. His comings and goings produce a stunning tour de force of a novel??mutinous, violent, sexy, sad, and, above all, funny.
"The book is a celebration of life??in the particular exhilarating swindle of the Sixties??an an undeluded celebration of art." ?BOOK WORLD
". . . the funniest, most successful, and most satisfying new book that I've read in a long time. . . ." ?THE NATION« less