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Gerald Kersh was born in Teddington-on-Thames, near London, in He left school and took on a series of jobs–salesman, baker, fish-and-chips cook. The Nights And Cities Of Gerald Kersh. This is a new site devoted to the life and work of Gerald Kersh, author of Night And The City and hundreds of short stories . Picture. Gerald Kersh. Fowlers End is a special kind of tundra that supports nothing gracious in the way of flora and fauna in (its) soured, embittered, dyspeptic.

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Technically, it is a critique of the whole crime and mystery genre. And in this story, the only winner is the murderer.

Whilst there, he found family still living – he stole food from the army mess to give to them. Another, where it is explained that the Mona Lisa kept her mouth shut because she had bad teeth, is often quoted as fact. His only SF novel is The Great Wash Heinemann gwrald, published as Secret Masters in the US, which pivots on the plans of a group of scientists who want to take over the world by melting the polar ice-caps, kersy flooding most of the world’s population.

He bore other trophies – a knife wound on his left wrist and tooth marks on the knuckles of his right hand. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

The Nights And Cities Of Gerald Kersh

First book “Jews and Jehovah” Please contact us via e-mail for details and dedications geald london-books. Kersh, in this and other books, has an artistic alter-ego who remains pure throughout and, in the end, leaves his sullied friends and lovers behind.

Mr Small wants to live a life, but he is prevented by the behaviour he learnt as a child. Low to High Price: You can always spot a Kersh reader – they have this inner light, this twinkle in their eye, that says ‘If only you knew what I know. However, the man succeeded in jolting a nerve which, for more than fifteen years, consistently gave Kersh a sore head and kept him awake nights.


His acrimonious divorce from his second wife in left him with even more debts and responsibilities. The Song of the Flea Nov 21, The Thousand Deaths Of Mr Small Doubleday examines the life of a man falling into the abyss of a nervous breakdown. Born inKersh began to write at the age of eight. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. The doctor pronounced him dead of lung congestion.

After the war, Kersh continued to enjoy commercial success, mainly because of his short storiesin genres such as horrorscience fictionfantasy and the detective story. Stopped at every turn from doing anything, Mr Small is reduced to lying, still, on his bed.

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The book is as much about their lives, and the way that self-deception turns initial revulsion into acceptance. But his strengths as an author are everywhere evident: Edit Personal Details Other Works: Suddenly, he sat up and screamed the place down.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Gerald Kersh was one of those word hustlers who haunted all night coffee bars in London’s Soho, writing on stolen toilet paper, making a mug last until daybreak.

Before making a career as writer, worked as travelling salesman, wrestler, night-club proprietor, cinema manager, banker’s assistant, labourer, bodyguard, bookmaker’s clerk, debt collector and barman. But there are clues Edgar Wallace replied politely, if briefly, gerrald his secretary. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Stories Valancourt 20th Century Kerssh Apr 26, Kersh shows great understanding and sympathy for his people, and is not afraid of showing both the humour and horror of living.


But it wasn’t all plain sailing – there were often nights where Kersh would sneak into Regent’s Park to sleep on their lovely benches.

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Kersh also wrote articles and short stories under his own name from to She was his training ground, and Catchy has to live with that. Kersh survived, but the manuscript didn’t. Kersh was always getting into fights of one sort or another. From this adversity arose a book which Anthony Burgess described as ‘One of the best comic novels of the century, with Sam Yudenow as superb a creation almost as Falstaff.

Start your free trial. Anthony Burgess thought Kersh at the height of his powers. He has strong admirers. The stars kersb Aquaman formed a special bond off-screen that let them push the limits of their rivalry once they were in costume. Available for download now. Kersh wrote at night, in long hand, after lights out.

For every successful author, there are a thousand others struggling to get in print. Add it to your IMDbPage. Kersh side-stepped, escaped with a small gash gedald his forehead and a bit of concussion, retaliated with a little marble-top table and won on a technical knockout.

The invention and variety is staggering. It was the story of the trials and tribulations of a Jewish family in London, a tradition to be continued by Jewish writers like Brian Glanville and Bernard Kops in the s. And when he made it, when keesh became one of England’s highest paid wordsmiths, fate and circumstance cruelly ganged up to throw him back in the gutter.

The following year he became a U. He wrote scripts and narration for the Army Film Unit.