by Jose Yglesias
Publication Date: March 31, 2000
Bind: Trade Paperback
Meet Seth Evergood. Distinguished author, lecturer, and split personality. On the surface, he appears to be a dedicated, conscientious, and “liberated” man of the 1960s left. On the inside, however, Seth is deeply confused, disillusioned, and conflicted about his actions and his very existence. Sometimes the only things that keep him going through the day are drugs, psychoanalysis, and an alarming desire to actually believe his own florid rhetoric. The clash between his inner and outer selves leads Seth Evergood into a dangerous covert adventure on the fringes of radical politics. It is a quest that could end in revolutionary glory or in a big bang.
In this, his fourth novel, Jose Yglesias takes on the iconic images and cliches of the 1960s Black Panthers, third-world guerrilla movements, student riots, “consciousness-raising” through drugs and sex, hippie communes, and Flower Power, and puts them all into overdrive. The result is a near-surrealistic perspective on an era that, torn between adolescent naïveté and “by-any-means-necessary” absolutism, went haywire. You’ll do a double-take reading Double Double.
Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage
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Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Project is a national project to locate, identify, preserve and make accessible the literary contributions of U.S. Hispanics from colonial times through 1960 in what today comprises the fifty states of the United States.
JOSE YGLESIAS (1919-1995) wrote more than a dozen novels and nonfiction works. His writing appeared in such magazines as The New Yorker, Esquire, and The Atlantic. Arte Público is now re-publishing all his fiction as part of its Pioneers of Modern U. S. Hispanic Literature series.