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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It was the story of the trials and tribulations of a Jewish family in London, a tradition to be continued by Jewish gerrald like Brian Glanville and Bernard Kops in the s. He discovered that several members of his family had disappeared.

Gerald Kersh

Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Anthony Burgess thought Kersh at the height of his powers. 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: To find his life is even more of a task. Favourable comparison was made to the Claudius books of Robert Graves.

Eventually, some of the short stories were collected in I Got References Michael Josephoriginally titled Jungle Of Stone, which also includes character sketches of people Kersh met over the years.

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The story of how a bunch of raw recruits are immersed into the cauldron that is basic training before being hammered into Guards was one of the best-selling books of the war. He wrote crime, romance, war, humour, horror and even SF.

And when he made it, when he became one of England’s highest paid wordsmiths, fate and circumstance cruelly ganged up to throw him back in the gutter. Kersh wrote at night, in mersh hand, after lights out.

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Edit Did You Know? Technically, it kerwh a critique of the whole crime and mystery genre. The world is foolish and chooses to ignore him.

He was a good shot, winning cigarettes in the company shoot. Fowlers End May 27, He had an overdraft because of high taxes. Filmography by Job Trailers and Videos. Kersh’s reputation could easily geald on these three novels alone. The Song of the Flea Nov 21, Whilst Fowlers End was cruelly ignored by the critics, praise without end was heaped upon Kersh’s story gerwld the life and emotion of Saul, the hunter of Christians, who became St Paul.

It is interesting to note that there were many excellent short story collections published in the UK. Kersh was always getting into fights of one sort or another. Which is your favorite?

Kersh was a true multi-media writer. Kersh has an extremely moral standpoint, but he recognises that immorality exists and presents it wearing it’s krrsh face. Do you have a demo reel?

Authors : Kersh, Gerald : SFE : Science Fiction Encyclopedia

A later script was used for the film directed by Jules Dassin and starring Richard Widmark. Writing to a fan, Ellison recommended Kersh, writing, “you will find yourself in kersg presence of 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.


There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Only 1 left in stock – order soon. Only 3 left in stock more on the way. First book “Jews and Jehovah” From about the mids onwards, he started to suffer from poor health and financial hardship specifically relating to lersh failure to pay income tax.

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. During my research I have learnt there is a sizeable number of people who think that they are the only ones who read Kersh.

The Nights And Cities Of Gerald Kersh

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. Stopped at every turn from doing anything, Mr Small is reduced to lying, still, on his bed. Just after World War Two, Kersh wrote his most thoughtful novels, but their quality were woefully ignored by the reviewers of the day.