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Gerald Kersh (1911–1968)

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Verk av Gerald Kersh

Natten och staden : en Londonroman (1946) 171 exemplar, 4 recensioner
Nightshade and Damnations (1968) — Författare — 106 exemplar, 1 recension
Fowlers End (1957) — Författare — 79 exemplar, 4 recensioner
Prelude to a Certain Midnight (1947) 75 exemplar, 2 recensioner
On an Odd Note (1958) 53 exemplar
Night and the City [1950 film] (1950) — Author—original novel — 48 exemplar, 1 recension
Men Without Bones (1962) 46 exemplar, 2 recensioner
The Great Wash (UK) / The Secret Masters (US) (1953) 45 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Men Without Bones (1955) 41 exemplar, 1 recension
The Angel and the Cuckoo (1967) 28 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Karmesin: The World's Greatest Criminal -- Or Most Outrageous Liar (2003) — Författare — 26 exemplar, 1 recension
Neither Man Nor Dog (1946) 19 exemplar
The Song of the Flea (1948) 18 exemplar
The Dead Look On (1943) 18 exemplar
Clock Without Hands (1949) 15 exemplar
The Best of Gerald Kersh (1960) 13 exemplar
Faces in a Dusty Picture (1944) 12 exemplar
The Ugly Face of Love (1962) 11 exemplar
The Weak and the Strong (1946) 10 exemplar
A Long Cool Day in Hell (1965) 10 exemplar
The Implacable Hunter (1961) 10 exemplar, 1 recension
I Got References (1947) 8 exemplar
London Stories (2012) 8 exemplar
Brock (1969) 6 exemplar
The Terribly Wild Flowers (1962) 5 exemplar
The Brazen Bull (1952) 5 exemplar
More than once upon a time (1964) 5 exemplar
Sad Road to the Sea (1947) 5 exemplar
Brain and ten fingers (1943) 4 exemplar
Men Are So Ardent (1936) (1936) 3 exemplar
Guttersnipe. Little Novels (1954) 3 exemplar
Jews without Jehovah (1934) 2 exemplar
Selected Stories 2 exemplar
The Oxoxoco Bottle 2 exemplar
Karmesin (1936) 1 exemplar
Oalamaoa 1 exemplar
Skate's Eyeball 1 exemplar
The Copper Dahlia 1 exemplar
Hairy Cohen 1 exemplar
Dudelsack 1 exemplar
Slaves 1 exemplar
Mr. Tomorrow 1 exemplar
Frozen Beauty 1 exemplar
Judas Forgiven 1 exemplar
Wealth of Nations 1 exemplar
Men Without Bone 1 exemplar
A Bit of a Change 1 exemplar
The Undefeated 1 exemplar
The Ten Old Tigers 1 exemplar
Lunatic's Broth 1 exemplar
The Musicians 1 exemplar
The Stone 1 exemplar
The Bitter Seas 1 exemplar
Shaggy Yellow Dog 1 exemplar
Seed [short story] 1 exemplar
Bustos Hus 1 exemplar
Macagony's Fist 1 exemplar
Hero-Worship 1 exemplar
Uncle Kuzma 1 exemplar
The Last Battle 1 exemplar

Associerade verk

Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Stories Not for the Nervous (1966) — Bidragsgivare — 304 exemplar, 2 recensioner
9th Annual Edition: The Year's Best S-F (1964) — Bidragsgivare — 169 exemplar, 3 recensioner
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Stories to Be Read with the Door Locked (1975) — Bidragsgivare — 167 exemplar, 4 recensioner
The Penguin Book of Horror Stories (1984) — Bidragsgivare — 145 exemplar, 2 recensioner
London After Midnight : A Tour of Its Criminal Haunts (1996) — Bidragsgivare — 138 exemplar
The Saturday Evening Post Treasury (1954) — Bidragsgivare — 138 exemplar, 1 recension
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: A Month of Mystery (1968) — Bidragsgivare — 122 exemplar, 2 recensioner
8th Annual Edition: The Year's Best S-F (1963) — Bidragsgivare — 118 exemplar, 3 recensioner
11th Annual Edition: The Year's Best S-F (1966) — Bidragsgivare — 117 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Star of Stars (1960) — Bidragsgivare — 103 exemplar
The Saturday Evening Post Reader of Fantasy and Science Fiction (1963) — Bidragsgivare — 102 exemplar, 1 recension
Best SF Two (1956) — Bidragsgivare — 94 exemplar, 1 recension
Star Science Fiction Stories No. 3 (1955) — Bidragsgivare — 94 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Stories My Mother Never Told Me [Random House, 25 stories] (1963) — Bidragsgivare — 83 exemplar, 2 recensioner
An Oxford Book of Christmas Stories (1986) — Bidragsgivare — 68 exemplar, 1 recension
The Big Book of Rogues and Villains (2017) — Bidragsgivare — 68 exemplar, 3 recensioner
65 Great Tales of the Supernatural (1979) — Bidragsgivare — 60 exemplar, 4 recensioner
65 Great Tales of Horror (1981) — Bidragsgivare — 59 exemplar
The Valancourt Book of Horror Stories: Volume One (2016) — Bidragsgivare — 58 exemplar, 5 recensioner
Stories of the Supernatural (1967) — Bidragsgivare — 56 exemplar
100 Years of Science Fiction (1968) — Bidragsgivare — 52 exemplar, 1 recension
One Hundred Years of Science Fiction : Book Two (1950) — Författare — 52 exemplar, 1 recension
The Random House Book of Sports Stories (1990) — Bidragsgivare — 46 exemplar
The Young Oxford Book of Nasty Endings (1997) — Bidragsgivare — 42 exemplar
I Want My Mummy (1981) — Bidragsgivare — 41 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Classics of the Supernatural (1995) — Bidragsgivare — 40 exemplar
The Best of British SF 1 (1977) — Bidragsgivare — 39 exemplar, 1 recension
The Eighth Pan Book of Horror Stories (1967) — Bidragsgivare — 39 exemplar, 2 recensioner
The Young Oxford Book of Ghost Stories (1994) — Bidragsgivare — 38 exemplar, 1 recension
The Young Oxford Book of Timewarp Stories (Young Oxford Books) (2001) — Bidragsgivare — 36 exemplar
The New Young Oxford Book of Ghost Stories (1999) — Bidragsgivare — 25 exemplar
The Black Lizard Big Book of Locked-Room Mysteries (2019) — Bidragsgivare — 24 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Shot in the Dark (1950) — Bidragsgivare — 24 exemplar
The Young Oxford Book of Nightmares (2000) — Bidragsgivare — 23 exemplar, 1 recension
Doubles, Dummies and Dolls: 21 Terror Tales of Replication (1995) — Bidragsgivare — 10 exemplar
The 7th Fontana Book of Great Horror Stories (1972) — Bidragsgivare — 10 exemplar
Night and the City [1992 film] (1992) — Original book — 10 exemplar
The Harrap Book of Modern Short Stories (1956) — Bidragsgivare — 7 exemplar
Great Stories from the Saturday Evening Post, 1947 (1947) — Bidragsgivare — 7 exemplar
Verhalen omnibus (1967) — Bidragsgivare — 7 exemplar
London After Midnight: A Conducted Tour, Part 1 (1996) — Bidragsgivare — 4 exemplar
Best Stories of the Underworld (1941) — Bidragsgivare — 3 exemplar
The Saturday Evening Post Stories 1949 — Bidragsgivare — 2 exemplar
Argosy (UK) [Vol. IV No. 5, June 1943] — Bidragsgivare — 1 exemplar
The Saturday Evening Post Stories 1957 — Bidragsgivare — 1 exemplar
Suspense, August 1958 [Vol. 1, No. 1] (1958) — Bidragsgivare — 1 exemplar

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Allmänna fakta

Vedertaget namn
Kersh, Gerald
Födelsedag
1911-08-26
Avled
1968-11-05
Kön
male
Nationalitet
UK
USA
Födelseort
Teddington-on-Thames, Middlesex, England, UK
Dödsort
Kingston, New York, USA
Relationer
Kersh, Cyril (Brother)
Kort biografi
Gerald Kersh was born in Teddington-on-Thames, near London, and quit school to take on a series of jobs, at the same time writing his first two novels. Once a professional wrestler, Kersh also fought with the Coldstream Guards in World War II. After traveling over much of the world, he became an American citizen, living quietly in Cragsmoor, in a remote section of the Shawangunk Mountains in New York State. He died in Kingston, NY, in 1968.

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Interesting short stories by Kersh. Some I like and some were just odd.
 
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ikeman100 | 1 annan recension | Nov 14, 2020 |
This collection is perhaps best described as "macabre tales", rather than straight-up horror stories. All of them are exceedingly well-written and worth reading. Three stories, in particular, really stood out to me, and I would classify them as masterpieces of Twilight Zone- esque dark fantasy:

"Men Without Bones": This is a very eerie story, concerning some field researchers in a Central American rainforest who discover the title creatures. Quite unsettling, with a deeply chilling final paragraph.

"Voices in the Dust of Annan": A story about a man, who may or may not be a historian, who visits the ruins of an ancient city and interacts with its strange inhabitants. This one has a deadly sting in its tail.

"The Brighton Monster": This was my favorite. A man in postwar England comes across a 17th century account of a strange creature that shows up on the coast of Brighton, discovered by the local fishermen. A minister, author of the account, takes the creature into his home for study. This is simply a dazzling tale, with an immensely haunting and quietly powerful denouement.
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aickman | Jul 12, 2020 |
A great twentieth century writer and this is probably his best. Why he is out of favour is beyond me. Anthony Burgess said Fowler's End was "One of the best comic novels of the century, with Sam Yudenow as superb a creation (almost) as Falstaff."

The novel opens with Yudenow:

Snoring for air while he sipped and gulped at himself, talking between hastily swallowed mouthfuls of himself, fidgeting with a little blue bottle and a red rubber nose-dropper, Mr Yudenow said to me -


Well, if you want to find out what, you can read the book.
… (mer)
 
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bringbackbooks | 3 andra recensioner | Jun 16, 2020 |
A great twentieth century writer and this is probably his best. Why he is out of favour is beyond me. Anthony Burgess said Fowler's End was "One of the best comic novels of the century, with Sam Yudenow as superb a creation (almost) as Falstaff."

The novel opens with Yudenow:

Snoring for air while he sipped and gulped at himself, talking between hastily swallowed mouthfuls of himself, fidgeting with a little blue bottle and a red rubber nose-dropper, Mr Yudenow said to me -


Well, if you want to find out what, you can read the book.
… (mer)
 
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bringbackbooks | 3 andra recensioner | Jun 16, 2020 |

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Verk
224
Även av
51
Medlemmar
1,218
Popularitet
#21,082
Betyg
½ 3.7
Recensioner
21
ISBN
66
Språk
3
Favoritmärkt
6

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