THE COLLECTED STORIES OF BEN HECHT by Ben Hecht

THE COLLECTED STORIES OF BEN HECHT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Collected -- and selected -- stories of that voluble varied, conglomerate cosmopolite, -- six of which have never been published in book form before, all of which express the author's exuberant fantasy and invention, his self-styled ""Arabian nights"" plots, his strangely motivated characters. Here are stories of passion and revenge, renunciation and reincarnation, judaism and anti-semitism. Here also is a fabulous laundryman, an impotent Professor, a demon child author, a society of doctor killers, a Russian gladiator, a Mexican matador, a diabolical magician, a mad ballet dancer, a far-seeing Rabbi, and so forth. The strange and the supernatural, the satiric and the bizarre in odd and colorful blend.

Publisher: Crown