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  • Hypnotism Comes of Age - Its Progress from Mesmer to Psychoanalysis

    By Bernard Wolfe

    Our Price: $28.99
    • ISBN-13: 9781446509432
    • Publisher: Pierides Press
  • Memoirs of a Not Altogether Shy Pornographer: Selected and Introduced by Jonathan Lethem

    By Bernard Wolfe

    Our Price: $7.95
    Kindle Price: $16.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781940436265
    • Publisher: Pharos Editions
    • Published: February 2016
    In this funny and telling portrait of the artist as a young pornographer, Bernard Wolfe chronicles his own unlikely entrance into the world of letters. The year was 1936, and Depression laden America had no great need for a Yale Phi Bete whose primary talent was for words. After working variously as a secretary-bodyguard for Leon Trotsky in Mexico, a cataloger of the Irving Fisher papers, and a hopelessly inept drill-grinder, Wolfe landed his first professional writing job: turning out piecework porn at $2.00 a page for an Oklahoma millionaire. He credited his pornographic efforts with teaching him to write to specified lengths while facing deadlines: I acquired the work discipline of a professional writer, capable of a solid daily output.”
  • Really the Blues

    By Mezz Mezzrow

    Our Price: $16.15
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781590179451
    • Publisher: New York Review Books
    • Published: February 2016
    Mezz Mezzrow was a Jewish boy from the slums of Chicago who learned to play the clarinet in reform school and pursued a life in music and a life of crime. He moved from Chicago to New Orleans to New York, working in brothels and bars, bootlegging, dealing drugs, getting hooked, doing time, producing records, and playing with the greats, among them Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, and Fats Waller.Really the Blues, the jive-talking memoir that Mezzrow wrote at the insistence of, and with the help of, the novelist Bernard Wolfe, is the story of an unusual and unusually American life, and a picture of a man who moved freely across racial boundaries when few could or did, “the odyssey of an individualist. . . the saga of a guy who wanted to make friends in a jungle were everyone was too busy making money.”
  • The Great Prince Died

    By Bernard Wolfe

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Publisher: Scribners
    • Published: January 1959
  • The Great Prince Died: A Novel about the Assassination of Trotsky

    By Bernard Wolfe

    Our Price: $18.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780226260648
    • Publisher: University Of Chicago Press
    • Published: May 2015
    On August 20, 1940, Marxist philosopher, politician, and revolutionary Leon Trotsky was attacked with an ice axe in his home in Coyoacán, Mexico. He died the next day.In The Great Prince Died, Bernard Wolfe offers his lyrical, fictionalized account of Trotsky’s assassination as witnessed through the eyes of an array of characters: the young American student helping to translate the exiled Trotsky’s work (and to guard him), the Mexican police chief, a Rumanian revolutionary, the assassin and his handlers, a poor Mexican peón,” and Trotsky himself. Drawing on his own experiences working as the exiled Trotsky’s secretary and bodyguard and mixing in digressions on Mexican culture, Stalinist tactics, and Bolshevik history, Wolfe interweaves fantasy and fact, delusion and journalistic reporting to create one of the great political novels of the past century.

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