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The Thousand Deaths of Mr Small

Gerald Kersh

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ISBN
9780571304592
Date Published
21.11.2013
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Summary

The Thousand Deaths Of Mr Small is the best novel that Gerald Kersh has yet written… Charles Small, successful advertising expert and miserable man, turns over in his mind the ‘stinking, sour, stagnant, untransmitted mass’ which is his life… This book has a rich, warm quality; long and full of detail, it teems with humour, satire, incident, character; in a word, with life.’ Yorkshire Post

‘It see-saws from side-splitting dialogue to such catalogues of loathing and revulsion as have rarely been seen in print, from outrageous farce to sudden compassion for the Smalls of this world, who find Hell enough in ‘the eternal contemplation of themselves as they made themselves.” New York Herald Tribune

‘With brilliant descriptive power and an emetic vocabulary, [Kersh] has produced a tormented and forceful work.’ Commonweal

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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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