THE LIBERATION OF MANHATTAN by

THE LIBERATION OF MANHATTAN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A broad lampoon which offers a wide variety of targets in presupposing a Russian invasion, battleless, of Manhattan and the resulting confusion the invaders encounter with the American spirit of contrariness. Ivan Dimitriovitch, reporter for the Red Pitchfork, is sent from Moscow by rocket ship, dropped over Times Square by supersonic parachute. He and the military are frustrated by the Americans' reception of their bondage, try to invent ways in which to arouse them. They work through restrictions and regimentation of bubble gum, baseball, the comics, money -- and sex -- and the Americans find the new rules thoroughly entertaining. When Ivan falls in love -- he goes to work to buy a mink coat for his girl, is so successful that he and the force join up for the good old capitalist dollar. A spoof -- not always funny -- but amusing enough in its cartoon picture of ideological clashes.

Pub Date: Nov. 10th, 1949
Publisher: Doubleday