The Hanging on Union Square




      The Hanging on Union Square
In Depression era New York, Mr Nut is an oblivious American everyman, who wants to strike it rich Over the course of a single night he meets a cast of strange characters disgruntled workers at a Communist cafeteria, lecherous old men, sexually exploited women and pesky authors all of whom eventually convince him to cast off his bourgeois aspirations to become a radical activist Absurdist, inventive and suffused with revolutionary fervour, The Hanging on Union Square is a work of blazing wit and originality. New Download The Hanging on Union Square Author H.T. Tsiang For Kindle ePUB or eBook – bluevapours.co.uk

Poet, playwright, and novelist Hsi Tseng Tsiang H T Tsiang was born in China in 1899 and came to America as a child He was involved with the Greenwich Village literary scene in the 1920s and 1930s, and self published a number of books which he would hawk at downtown political meetings Tsiang also appeared as an actor in Hollywood, most notably in the film Tokyo Rose He died in 1971 in Los Angeles, CA.


      The Hanging on Union Square
 By H.T. Tsiang IBN : 0143134027 Format : Paperback – bluevapours.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 240 pages
  • The Hanging on Union Square
  • H.T. Tsiang
  • 10 October 2018
  • 0143134027

10 thoughts on “ The Hanging on Union Square

  1. Shelley says:

    This book deserves to bewell known It s a story set in the Depression, focusing on a guy sitting in a restaurant who gets a bill for 10 cents but he only has 5 cents, so he sits there all day long trying to find his lost nickel and trying to...

  2. Brian Denton says:

    H.T Tsiang s The Hanging on Union Square is an absurdist comic adventure similar in plot to Bunyan s Pilgrim s Progress only instead of an early modern everyman attempting to find Christian salvation in a postlapsarian world it features instead a depression era American trying to get money in downtown Manhattan among conmen, sexual deviants, and various and sundry anti capitalist radicals Along the way he gets caught up in a public suicide performance art project that a thriving corporate Amer H.T Tsiang s The Hanging on Union Square is an absurdist comic adventure similar in plot to Bunyan s Pilgrim s Progress only instead of an early modern everyman attempting to find Christian salvation in a postlapsarian world it features instead a depression era American trying to get money in downtown Manhattan among conmen, sexual deviants, and various and sundry anti capitalist radicals Along the way he gets caught up in a public suicide performance art project that a thriving corporate America desperately wants to monetize The novel is as crazy as it sounds and I thoroughly enjoyed it, though I have a taste for the odd and absurd that I m not sure many other people share The novel is so unlike most other books published So much so,...

  3. Lori Lee says:

    Mr Tsiang takes us on a surrealist s journey in the LES during the Great Depression Era We follow Mr Nut, an everyday schmo just trying to make his way up in the world, but not quite catching a break He is not a smart man, but he has his honor and his pride, which don t always work in his favor He is relatable, as are all of Tsiang s symbolic characters Ms Digger, who only goes for rich men, Stubborn, who cannot keep a job because she doesn t dig deep enough, Mr Wiseguy, the opportunist a Mr Tsiang takes us on a surrealist s journey in the LES during the Great Depression Era We follow Mr Nut, an everyday schmo just trying to make his way up in the world, but not quite catching a break He is not a smart man, but he has his honor and his pride, which don t always work in his favor He is relatable, as are all of Tsiang s symbolic characters Ms Digger, who only goes for rich men, Stubborn, who cannot keep a job because she doesn t dig deep enough, Mr Wiseguy, the opportuni...

  4. Rajiv Chopra says:

    I am going to go out and say it this book is a wild romp It is set in the Depression and traces the story of Mr Nut over the course of one day An unemployed man, he changes during the course of this day The story will challenge you in many ways it is a commentary on politics and the state of the times I cannot make any comment on the subtle statements on any Chinese references, however, it is a satire on life It is not your usual book, with a neat flow The poems in the book once read ca I am going to go out and say it this book is a wild romp It is set in the Depression and traces the story of Mr Nut over the course of one day An unemployed man, he changes during the course of this day The story will challenge you in many ways it is a commentary on politics and the state of the times I cannot make any comment on the subtle statements on any Chinese references, however, it is a satire on life It is not your usual book, with a neat flow The poems in the book once read carefully, will...

  5. Sohum says:

    This is a pretty delightful, absurdist romp through what must then have felt like late capitalist New York, in the 1930s, but which feels immediately recognizable to me, as a contemporary reader and critic of capital.

  6. JT says:

    A fun political romp

  7. Aaron says:

    More accurately 3.5 5 stars.A bizarre melange of style and form The Hanging On Union Square is indebted primarily to socialist realism revolutionary romanticism and agitprop drama both contemporary to Tsiang in New York where he was living as a leftist agitator and student I m not sure I d call the novel a success it is, however, at the very least an interesting mess of a book The plot meanders in fits and starts, the characters are unsurprisingly fairly one dimensional with names like More accurately 3.5 5 stars.A bizarre melange of style and form The Hanging On Union Square is indebted primarily to socialist realism revolutionary romanticism and agitprop drama both contemporary to Tsiang in New York where he was living as a leftist agitator and student I m not sure I d call the novel a success it is, however, at the very least an interesting mess of a book The plot meanders in fits and starts, the characters are unsurprisingly fairly one dimensional with names like Mr Nut, Mr System, and Miss Digger that clue you in to what their deal is pretty quickly The main character Mr Nut is a fairly typical everyman character and Tsiang works hard to make him as broad as possible Whereas his previous b...

  8. Jeffrey Dinsmore says:

    A strange but fascinating glimpse into an era in American history that feels suspiciously similar to our own H.T Tsiang was a Chinese American poet and troublemaker who was active during the Great Depression He self published this book and printed the rejection letters on the inside cover It s an absurd, funny, at times chilling romp through the communist movement in 1930s New York which, from this book at least, seemed like a surprisingly strong movement Imagine in 15 years Darryl Issa A strange but fascinating glimpse into an era in American history that feels suspiciously similar to our own H.T Tsiang was a Chinese American poet and troublemaker who was a...

  9. Eric Slepak says:

    After finishing The Hanging on Union Square, it s easy to see why publishers would have been reticent to take a chance on this book in 1935 it s a bold novel, even by today s standards H.T Tsiang s socialist Communist Leftist Whatever, labels are dumb allegory centering around protagonist Nut s travels around Union Square no doubt has renewed significance in the post Occupy world a timing which makes Kaya s publication of the novel far from coincidental...

  10. Sue Whitt says:

    set in and written in the 30 s, recounting the dire consequences of poverty

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