By Anthony Slide

Thorne Smith is a special determine in American literature, one that thrived in the course of prohibition, developing comedian novels that ridiculed the morality of the days and concerned huge ingesting, nudity, frivolity, and common debauchery. a guy Named Smith: The Novels and reveal Legacy of Thorne Smith is the 1st book-length examine of Thorne Smith's paintings. It presents history details on his existence and early loss of life, discusses all of his novels intimately and in addition offers broad new documentation on their monitor variations, together with Topper, evening lifetime of the Gods and Turnabout. additionally mentioned is Thorne Smith's short time in Hollywood at MGM in 1933, and the impact that his books have had on overdue motion pictures and tv productions.

As an further bonus, reprinted the following in its entirety is the 1934 promotional monograph, Thorne Smith: His lifestyles and occasions with a be aware on His Books & an entire Bibliography.

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