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As former Israeli combat veteran, Alan Kaufman describes in his new book, Drunken Angel, a harrowing trajectory of downfall and recovery that takes readers from the street gangs of the Bronx to the intellectual centers of Manhattan; from the battlefields of Gaza and the West Bank, to the punk rock nights of the East Village, the poetry stages of Europe and San Francisco, where he was a force in the nascent spoken word poetry movement.
Kaufman, who has been compared to Jack Kerouac, called an ‘Outlaw Poet” and whose books and activism have earned acclaim from David Mamet, Hubert Selby Jr., Dave Eggers, The New York Times and The San Francisco Chronicle, takes his trademark mix of raw truth and gorgeous writing to new levels as he portrays his harrowing struggle to become a writer while dying of alcoholism. In Drunken Angel he shows how he succeeds to recover from his disease, overcome PTSD, and become one of the most powerful writers in America today.
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