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Nog

(1969)
(The Octopus)
A novel by

 
 
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.

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.

    

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"The Novel of Bullshit is dead." - Thomas Pynchon


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Used availability for Rudolph Wurlitzer's Nog

Hardback Editions

January 1970 : UK Hardback

Title: Octopus
Author(s): Rudolph Wurlitzer
ISBN: 0-297-17770-2 / 978-0-297-17770-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd
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Paperback Editions

August 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Nog
Author(s): Rudolph Wurlitzer
ISBN: 0-9820151-2-7 / 978-0-9820151-2-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Two Dollar Radio
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August 1999 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Nog
Author(s): Rudolph Wurlitzer
ISBN: 1-56649-115-0 / 978-1-56649-115-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Welcome Rain
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August 1996 : UK Paperback
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Title: Nog (Midnight Classics)
Author(s): Rudolph Wurlitzer
ISBN: 1-85242-423-0 / 978-1-85242-423-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
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1970 : USA Paperback
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Title: Nog
Author(s): Rudolph Wurlitzer
ISBN: 0-671-77143-4 / 978-0-671-77143-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket
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Audio Editions

August 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: Nog
Author(s): Rudolph Wurlitzer
ISBN: 1-5318-1504-9 / 978-1-5318-1504-2
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance audio
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December 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Nog
Author(s): Rudolph Wurlitzer
Publisher: Audible Studios
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December 2009 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Nog
Author(s): Rudolph Wurlitzer
Publisher: Audible Studios
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December 2009 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Nog
Author(s): Rudolph Wurlitzer
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK