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UPC: 9780982015124
Author: Rudolph Wurlitzer
Translator: Erik Davis
  • Paperback: 168 pages
  • Publisher: Two Dollar Radio; Reprint edition (August 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0982015127
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982015124
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.5 x 7.6 inches

Originally published by Random House in 1969, Nog became a universally revered cult novel and a symbol of the countercultural movement.

In Rudolph Wurlitzer’s signature hypnotic and haunting voice, Nog tells the tale of a man adrift in the American West, armed with nothing more than his own three pencil-thin memories and an octopus in a bathysphere.

This edition of Nog features a new introduction from noted critic and writer Erik Davis (TechGnosis).

Yesterday afternoon a girl walked by the window and stopped for sea shells. I was wrenched out of two months of calm. Nothing more than that, certainly, nothing ecstatic or even interesting, but very silent and even, as those periods have become for me.


Nog is to literature what Dylan is to lyrics.”—Jack Newfield, The Village Voice

“A new kind of American travelogue.”—David Ulin, Los Angeles Times Book Review

“Somewhere between Psychedelic Superman and Samuel Beckett.”—Newsweek

About the Author

Rudolph Wurlitzer is an acclaimed screenwriter and the author of The Drop Edge of Yonder, Quake, Flats, Slow Fade, and the nonfiction book, Hard Travel to Sacred Places. Erik Davis is the author of TechGnosis: Myth, Magic, and Mysticism in the Age of Information (Harmony Books, 1998) and is a continuing contributor to Bookforum, The Wire, ArtByte, LA Weekly, Gnosis, Village Voice, and Wired.