A Child of the Century

A Child of the Century

by Ben Hecht
     
 

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Ben Hecht was brilliant, coruscating, gallant, and outrageous�and never dull. His works uniquely reflect the man, and this is the landmark work of the great journalist and co-author of The Front Pageand Twentieth Century

As Sidney Zion observes in his introduction: "To write a great autobiography, you have to live it. And while most writers are lucky

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Ben Hecht was brilliant, coruscating, gallant, and outrageous�and never dull. His works uniquely reflect the man, and this is the landmark work of the great journalist and co-author of The Front Pageand Twentieth Century

As Sidney Zion observes in his introduction: "To write a great autobiography, you have to live it. And while most writers are lucky to life half a life and are seldom comfortable doing it, Ben Hecht lived a dozen worlds, enjoying them as if he were a citizen of each. Acrobat, magician, poet, newspaperman, author, screenwriter, propagandist---Hecht was all of these and then some�Hecht was a man who lived with passion and wit�This book is loaded with marvelous tales of Chicago, New York and Hollywood, of H.L. Mencken, Charles MacArthur, John Barrymore, Harpo Marx, Sherwood Anderson, Fanny Brice, Dorothy Parker" and many, many more.

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ISBN-13:
9780451012128
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
07/01/1955
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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