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Erje Ayden

Titles by This Author

An Espionage Romance

I wonder if it is lustfulA tank in its dreamsWhat do airplanes thinkWhen left alone?We did not seek happinessWe invented sadnessWere we not of this world? -- Orhan Veli, epigram to Sadness at LeavingDuring the 1960s and 70s, Turkish-born Erje Ayden served as house pulp fiction writer to the New York School of painters and poets. Friend and sometime bodyguard to the artist Willem De Kooning, Ayden self-published 7 pop novels, written in rapid amphetamine bursts in borrowed apartments and rooming houses.