John Fante

John Fante

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John Fante was an American novelist, short story writer and screenwriter of Italian descent. After many unsuccessful attempts at publishing stories in the highly regarded literary magazine, The American Mercury, his short story "Altar Boy" was accepted conditionally by the magazine's editor, H.L. Mencken. The acceptance of "Altar Boy" by The American Mercury was accompanied by a reply from Mencken that read: "Dear Mr. Fante, What do you have against a typewriter? If you transcribe this manuscript in type I'll be glad to buy it. Sincerely yours, H.L. Mencken." By far, his most popular novel is the semi-autobiographical Ask the Dust, the third book in what is now referred to as "The Saga of Arturo Bandini" or "The Bandini Quartet"show more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 181g
  • Duc
  • United States
  • English
  • 613495148X
  • 9786134951487