Ziff: A Life?
Serious literature and sensational publishing collide when Danny Levitan, an obscure novelist, is offered a lucrative advance to write a biography of Arthur Ziff, a titan among the world’s literary heavyweights and the scourge of myriad Jewish-American readers. Danny’s enterprise as literary detective takes him from the Berkshires and Manhattan to Rome and Budapest in a series of adventures at once comic, exuberant, sexual, and outrageous. An unabashed look at the forging of literary careers and rivalry, acclaimed writer Alan Lelchuck fills Ziff with unforeseen twists and turns, all leading to the ironic ending of a rich and memorable novel that peers through the keyhole of contemporary literary celebrity.
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