Memoirs Of A Not Altogether Shy Pornographer: Selected And Introduced By Jonathan Lethem by Bernard WolfeMemoirs Of A Not Altogether Shy Pornographer: Selected And Introduced By Jonathan Lethem by Bernard Wolfe

Memoirs Of A Not Altogether Shy Pornographer: Selected And Introduced By Jonathan Lethem

byBernard WolfeIntroduction byJonathan Lethem

Paperback | March 25, 2016

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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.'
Bernard Wolfe (1915-1985), dramatist, television writer, and novelist graduated from Yale in 1935 and after service in WWII worked briefly as secretary and bodyguard to Leon Trotsky during the revolutionary's exile in Mexico (he was off-duty at the time Trotsky got plugged) before settling in New York to become a writer. Among his man...
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Title:Memoirs Of A Not Altogether Shy Pornographer: Selected And Introduced By Jonathan LethemFormat:PaperbackDimensions:316 pages, 8.27 × 7.84 × 0.6 inPublished:March 25, 2016Publisher:CounterpointLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1940436265

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