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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From about the mids onwards, he started to suffer from poor health and financial hardship specifically relating to his failure to pay income tax. The police procedural is in the hands of Detective-Inspector Turpin, whose hands find nothing but walls as each clue leads to a dead end.

She is one of life’s natural victims who gave the murderer confidence because she took all the abuse he could give. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Sure, there are holes and patches sown in from other cloth but, hopefully, there is enough to comfort you during this journey through the life of Gerald Kersh. The Times Literary Supplement. The book is as gfrald about their lives, and the way that self-deception turns initial revulsion into acceptance.

Kersh’s first novel, Jews Without Jehovahan autobiographical tale of growing up poor and Jewishwas published in Writing to a fan, Ellison recommended Kersh, writing, “you will find yourself in the presence gera,d a talent so immense and compelling, that you will understand how grateful and humble I felt merely to have been permitted to associate myself with his name as editor.


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.

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Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. London’s most erotic writers”. Back in England, Kersh somehow got away with his desertion. November Learn how and when to remove this template message.

It is a pure joy to lie back and immerse yourself in gerqld mind of a master storyteller. Please try your request again later. He had an overdraft because of high taxes. There is lots of talk, feuding, scams that go disastrously wrong, the fight of the artist against the pragmatic family.

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AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Technically, it is a critique of the whole crime and mystery genre. I suggest that the more recent Robert De Niro version, which is set in New York, would have suffered a similar tongue-wagging from Mr Kersh.

Audible Download Audio Books. Related News The great lost London beat thriller: Kersh side-stepped, escaped with a small gash on his forehead and a bit of concussion, retaliated with a little marble-top table and won on a technical knockout. East Dane Designer Geraald Fashion. There is the Laura Ashley school of crime writing in the presence of the formidable do-gooder Miss Asta Thundersley, who pokes her nose into the case of a murdered little girl.

Gerald Kersh — was a British and later also American writer of novels and short stories.

Although a best selling author of his day, and a well-known personality and raconteur in his own right, there is painfully little of substance written about him. Another, where it is explained egrald the Mona Lisa kept her mouth shut because she had bad teeth, is often quoted as fact.


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The Nights And Cities Of Gerald Kersh

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. The tragedy is that trouble at the publishers caused this book, among others, to be released without any backing or promotion.

Anthony Burgess thought Kersh at the height of his powers.

His mother sat up with him for ten days without sleep, and then his heart stopped beating. In recent years, however, he has received some critical attention, and SF author Harlan Ellison stated that Kersh is his favourite author. Favourable comparison was made to the Claudius books of Robert Graves.

Written from as early asso far I’ve found 17 stories, of which only three have been collected in Kersh anthologies. Start your free trial. Kersh kwrsh re-married, to Florence Keersh, and settled in various, remote areas of New York State where he could spot a creditor at ten miles.

Gerald Kersh

Learn more at Author Central. Kersh survived, but the manuscript didn’t. Many of his numerous short stories some were published, over of them never collected in his lifetime are sf or fantasy, often having their original book appearance in collections such as Selected Stories yerald ; cut vt The Battle of the Singing Men chapThe Horrible Dummy and Other Stories collNeither Man nor Dog:

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