Bitten by the Tarantula and Other Writing: Edited and introduced by Paul Willetts
Julian Maclaren-Ross

Bitten by the Tarantula and Other Writing: Edited and introduced by Paul Willetts

Demonstrating the often unrecognised breadth of Maclaren-Ross’s talent, BITTEN BY THE TARANTULA AND OTHER WRITING includes uncompleted and previously unpublished novel fragments, as well as a novella, short stories, literary parodies, not to mention ground-breaking essays on the cinema and literature. While his parodies drew praise from several of their targets, Georges Simenon and P.G. Wodehouse among them, his literary essays focus on such diverse subjects as John Buchan, Jean Cocteau, Henry Green, and Dashiell Hammett.

Book Details:

  • Author: Julian Maclaren-Ross
  • Published Year: 2005
  • Rights Sold
    • UK: Black Spring Press
    • Argentina: The Equilateral Beast

Julian Maclaren-Ross

Julian Maclaren-Ross (1912-64) was born in London, the youngest child of a Cuban father and an Anglo-Indian mother, and grew up in Britain and on the French Riviera. He worked as a door-to-door vacuum-cleaner salesman before being conscripted into the army from which he later deserted.Having been discharged from the army after a traumatic spell in a psychiatric hospital, he found a job working with Dylan Thomas as a screenwriter. Invariably clad in dark glasses and an imaculate suit, augmented by a malacca cane and silver snuff-box, he soon established himself as a pivotal figure in wartime...
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