Author Sol Turick Has Passed Away; Watch 'The Warriors' (Cult Classic Based On His Novel)

From Shadow and Act Wed Jan 9 2013, 13:33:13

The New York Times has reported that author Sol Yurick died on Saturday in New York City, at age 87. Cause of death was complications of lung cancer, according to his daughter, Susanna Yurick. Mr Yurick is probably best-known for his 1965 novel The Warriors - inspired by an ancient Greek work written titled Anabasis, about the Greeks' failed conquest of Persia around 400 B.C. Yurick's novel was updated and essentially recast, setting the story in New York, and centering it on a battle between a variety of street gangs, after one gang leader tries to bring all the gangs together against the cops. But Coney Island's The Warriors are framed for his murder, as...

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