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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The format involved Kersh talking to this old rogue in various cafes and bars around London.

yerald Two of them, he established, had been taken away in one of the death trains. The invention and variety is staggering. 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. Kersh’s first novel, Jews Without Jehovahan autobiographical tale of growing up poor and Jewishwas published in Kersh wrote as Piers England for The People from until Fowlers End May 27, Edit Did You Ggerald Kersh was a bit of a character himself.

The Nights And Cities Of Gerald Kersh

And when he made it, when he became one of England’s highest paid wordsmiths, krsh and circumstance cruelly ganged up to throw him back in the gutter. His acrimonious divorce from his second wife in left him with even more debts and responsibilities. Provide feedback about this page.

Articles and short stories littered the Daily Mirror and Evening Standard. The little girl’s family, the Sabitinis, were effectively destroyed by the murder.

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Do you have a demo reel? Back in England, Kersh somehow got away with his desertion. He bore other trophies – a knife wound on his left wrist and tooth marks on the knuckles of his right hand.


Kersh has an extremely moral standpoint, but he recognises that immorality exists and presents it wearing it’s true face. When he failed to become an officer, Kersh was chucked out of the Army Film Unit.

Just after World War Two, Kersh wrote his most thoughtful novels, but their quality were woefully ignored by the reviewers of the day.

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Only 2 left in kkersh more on the way. Stories Valancourt 20th Century Classics Apr 26, The book is as much about their lives, and the way that self-deception turns initial revulsion into acceptance. Retrieved 17 March A Novel of Lidice Dec 05, Written from as early asso far I’ve found 17 stories, of which only three have been collected in Kersh anthologies. He traveled widely before moving to the United States and becoming an American citizen, because “the Welfare State and confiscatory taxation make it impossible to work over there, if you’re a writer.

After the war, Kersh continued to enjoy commercial success, mainly because of his short storiesin genres such as horrorscience fictionfantasy and the detective story. From this time on, sales of Kersh’s books would fall and copies are sometimes hard to find. These often take the shape of anecdotes told to a narrator sometimes identified as Kersh himselfso that much of his work tends to verge upon the tall-tale or Club-Story genre; The Best of Gerald Kersh coll is iersh general.

Suddenly, he sat up and screamed the place down. Start your free trial. Consequently, only a few copies of Jews Without Jehovah were sold before it was withdrawn from sale after half a day.

Kersh, ferald this and other books, has an artistic alter-ego who remains pure throughout and, in the end, leaves his sullied friends and lovers behind. But the rot which was to haunt him for the rest of his life was setting in. It is uncannily autobiographic. Only 1 left in stock – order soon. Gerald Kersh — was a British and later also American writer of novels and short stories. Gerald Kersh was born in Teddington-on-Thames, near London, in In “Men Without Bones” Fall Esquire a tropical explorer tells us of a species of loathsome invertebrates, adding the hypothesis that these are Terald true natives and we are really Martians see Mars.


Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Kersh wrote at night, in long hand, after lights out. The few Kersh novels containing fantastic elements are perhaps less impressive. A Fantastic Novel fabulates a history of film-making with borderline sf elements. Whilst Fowlers End was cruelly ignored by the critics, ksrsh without end was heaped upon Kersh’s story of the life and emotion of Saul, the hunter of Christians, who gefald St Paul. He left school and took on a series of jobs–salesman, baker, fish-and-chips cook, nightclub bouncer, freelance newspaper reporter–and at the same time was writing his first two novels.

There, the greald identifies himself as “Colonel Cuckoo”. Still, the books and short stories flowed endlessly from him. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Whilst kkersh how to write, Kersh took on jobs to earn a living: The doctor pronounced him dead of yerald congestion. Kersh lived the last several years of his life in the mountain community of Cragsmoor, in New York, and died at age 57 in of cancer of the throat.

Two US compilations, On an Odd Note coll and Nightshade and Damnations collthe latter edited by Harlan Ellisonconveniently abstract some of Kersh’s fantasies and sf from his other short stories. 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.