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Israel Zangwill


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Israel Zangwill : King of the Schnorres

'2nd February, Wednesday. I have been reading Zangwills, ?King of the Schnorres? and some other yarns of his. He is a most ingenious, and a most humorous writer. He is another of those authors who make me wonder why the ordinary reader wastes time on cheap rubbish. Here is a book, one of hundreds, which is as entertaining, as quick moving, and dramatic as any one can desire, and yet I doubt if it can hold place with B.M. Bower, Ethel M. Dell, Elinor Glyn, Zane Grey and the other tripe-mongers.'

Century: 1900-1945     Reader/Listener/Group: Gerald Moore      Print: Book


Israel Zangwill : Premier and the Painter

[in reference to Israel Zangwill's praise for "The Nigger of the Narcissus" Conrad expresses] 'a disinterested admiration for his [Zangwill's] work-- dating far back, to the days of "Premier and the Painter" which I read by chance of the Indian Ocean--a copy with covers torn off and two pages missing.'

Century: 1850-1899     Reader/Listener/Group: Joseph Conrad      Print: Book


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