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The Best of Gerald Kersh

Gerald Kersh
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571304486
Date Published
17.10.2013
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Summary

‘[Gerald Kersh] is a story-teller of an almost vanished kind – though the proper description is perhaps a teller of ‘rattling good yarns’… He is fascinated by the grotesque and the bizarre, by the misfits of life, the angry, the down-and-outs and the damned. A girl of eight commits a murder. Some circus freaks are shipwrecked on an island. A chess champion walks in his sleep and destroys the games he has so carefully planned…’ TLS
‘Beneath his talented lightness and fantasy, Gerald Kersh is a serious man… [He] has the ability… to create a world which is not realistic and which is yet entirely credible and convincing on its own fantastic terms.’ New York Times
‘Mr Kersh tells a story; as such, rather better than anybody else.’ Pamela Hansford Johnson, Telegraph

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Gerald Kersh was born in Teddington on August 26 1911. He quit schooling early, and took a succession of jobs while developing his ambition to write. In 1934 he published a roman a clef, Jews without Jehovah, immediately suppressed by members of his family who took exception to its contents. Following the outbreak of war Kersh joined the Coldstream Guards…

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