American novelist best known for The Warriors, a tale of gangs and street violence in New York, dies at 87.


This article titled “Sol Yurick obituary” was written by Eric Homberger, for The Guardian on Monday 7th January 2013 16.36 UTC

The American novelist Sol Yurick, who has died aged 87, was too radical, too extreme and too violent for the respectable literary establishment of New York, yet no writer more fully embodied the city’s anguished spirit in the 1960s. His novels The Warriors (1965), Fertig (1966) and The Bag (1968) constitute a trilogy of vibrant energy, biting satire and high, though irreverent, artistic seriousness.

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