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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Much more successful was kershh savage krsh disgusting story of lowlife ponce Harry Fabian: Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Are you an author? The Great Wash 22 November December Saturday Evening Post as “The Mystery of the Third Compartment”; ; vt The Secret Masters is an sf thriller in which another Kersh-like narrator — here named Kemp — becomes gradually involved in the uncovering of a plot to inundate most of the world and to rule the remains on authoritarian lines.

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Gerald Kersh — was a British and later also American writer of novels and short stories. And it is by pursuing these scraps of information, by stitching them together with records and hearsay, that I have managed to sow a threadbare blanket covering those kdrsh between the swaddling clothes and the shroud.

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She is one of life’s natural victims who gave the murderer confidence because she took all the abuse he could give. The specific problem is: After the war, Kersh continued to enjoy commercial success, mainly because of his short storiesin genres such as horrorscience fictionfantasy and the detective story.

The Nights And Cities Of Gerald Kersh

He knew what he wanted to be: Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Kersh’s reputation could easily stand on these three novels alone.


The doctor pronounced him dead of lung congestion. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Kersh soon re-married, to Florence Sochis, and settled in various, remote areas of New York State where he could spot a creditor at ten miles. User Polls What’s your favourite city? The Thousand Deaths Of Mr Small Doubleday examines the life of a man falling into the abyss of a nervous breakdown. After leaving school, he worked as, amongst other things, a cinema manager, bodyguard, debt collector, fish and chip cook, travelling salesman, French teacher and all-in wrestler whilst attempting to succeed as a writer.

He bore other trophies – a knife wound on his left wrist and tooth marks on the knuckles of his right hand. But there are clues 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 coll ; cut vt The Battle of the Singing Men chapThe Horrible Dummy and Other Stories collNeither Man nor Dog: After the bomb, Kersh’s knees kept locking so he had a cartilage removed, which he kept for good luck and later swapped with an American for a Zippo lighter.

It is uncannily autobiographic. Written from as early asso far I’ve found 17 stories, of which only three have been collected in Kersh anthologies.

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There is lots of talk, feuding, scams that go disastrously wrong, the fight of the artist against the pragmatic family. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

Illness began to overtake the body of Kersh. The Times Literary Supplement. How Much Have You Seen?

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To find his work you must rake through the dust of old bookshops and flea markets. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. In recent years, however, he has received some critical attention, and SF author Harlan Ellison stated that Kersh is his favourite author.


He was in correspondence with the BBC fromand wrote comedy shows for the radio as well as an adaptation of They Die With Their Boots Clean, which was banned – reason unknown. Night and the Citywas more successful and has been filmed twice, with Richard Widmark in and then in with Robert De Niro in the lead role this version transposed the setting from London to New York.

Nightshade and Damnations Nov 08, Such is the conviction of his storytelling, kerzh it blurs the line between fact and fiction. For every successful author, there are a thousand others struggling to get in print.

The tragedy is that trouble at the publishers caused this book, among others, to be released without any backing or promotion. It was a sombre period. At 13, he won a scholarship and attended the Regent Street Polytechnic, eventually leaving to make his own way in the world.

Kersh was a bit of a character himself. If Kersh is remembered for anything, it is for his short stories. Please try your request again later.

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Kersh survived, but the manuscript didn’t. Help us improve our Author Pages by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or current image and biography. Consequently, only a few copies of Jews Without Jehovah were sold before it was withdrawn from sale after half a day.

The story of how a bunch of raw recruits are immersed into kersj cauldron that is basic training before being hammered into Guards was one of the best-selling books of the war. The format involved Kersh gdrald to this old rogue in various cafes and bars around London.

As enjoyable as this book was, Kersh lost favour with the critics, who were lauding writers more concerned with experimental techniques than storytelling.