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Low Rage and Simmering Despair: The Life and Death of Richard Bachman

In 1985, Richard Bachman died suddenly of cancer of the pseudonym, a rare form of schizonomia. This is his story. Column by Max Booth III For a period of eight years in the late ’70s and early ’80s, a writer named Richard Bachman existed. His novels, the first four published exclusively in paperback, did not find themselves placed at the top of any bestseller lists. Steadily, Bachman managed to attract a small fanbase.
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