Wolf Mankowitz

  • Letter to My Four Sons

    On his graduation from Cambridge University, WOLF MANKOWITZbegan his career as a writer. He is the author of several novels: MAKE ME AN OFFER, A KID FOR TWO FARTHINGS,and OLD SOLDIERS NEVER DIE;he directed THE BEGGAR’S OPERAduring its long run in London; and he has written or directed many English films.

  • The Battersea Miracle

    A Cockney whose father was a dealer trading in anything. WOLF MANKOWITZ, on his graduation from Cambridge University, came up to London to score a double triumph: as a dealer he all but cornered the Wedgewood market, and his shop in the Piccadilly Arcade is a honeypot for collectors; as a writer he scored repeated hits on the stage, in films, and with his short novels, A KID FOR TWO FARTHINGS and OLD SOLDIERS NEVER DIE.

  • Expresso Bongo

    When EXPRESSO BONGO hit the stage of the Saville Theatre in London in late April, critics described it as “an English musical that can look any American one in the face and outstare it.”This satire on Tin Pan Alley is based on the following story by WOLF MANKOWITZ, author of A KID FOR TWO FARTHINGS, OLD SOLDIERS NEVER DIE, and THE MENDELMAN FIRE.

  • A Life in Art

    A Londoner who cherishes every vestige of the cockney, WOLF MANKOWITZ divides his time between authoritative studies of the Portland vase, humorous articles for Punch, and fiction. His two novels, Make Me an Offer and A Kid for Two Farthings, were made into films, and the following story will appear in a collection of his short stories, The Mendelman Fire, to be published by Atlantic-Little, Brown later this year.

  • Eight Years in the Making

    A Londoner who cherishes every vestige of the cockney, WOLF MANKOWITZ graduated from Cambridge University and now divides his time between authoritative studies of the Portland vase, humorous articles for Punch, and fiction. His first two novels, Make Me an Offer and A Kid for Two Farthings, were made into films, and his latest, Old Soldiers Never Die, was very favorably reviewed in its American edition last fall.

  • Too Much Man

    A Londoner who cherishes every vestige of the cockney, WOLF MANKOWITZ graduated from Cambridge University and now divides his time between authoritative studies of the Portland vase, humorous articles for Punch, and fiction. His two novels, Make Me an Offer and A Kid for Two Farthings, were made into films, and his latest book, Old Soldiers Never Die, has just been published under the Atlantic-Little, Brown imprint.

  • The Day Aunt Chaya Was Buried

    A Londoner who cherishes every vestige of the cockney, WOLF MANKOWITZ graduated from Cambridge University and within six years established himself as one of the leading dealers in Wedgwood. Now in his early thirties, he divides his time between authoritative studies of the Portland vase, humorous articles for Punch, and fiction. His two novels, Make Me an Offer and A kid for Two Farthings, were made into films, and his satirical book, Laugh Till You Cry, was published last spring by Dutton.

  • The Portrait

    A Londoner who cherishes every vestige of the cockney, WOLF MANKOWITZ graduated from Cambridge University and within six years established himself as one of the leading dealers in wedgwood. Now in his late twenties, he writes as he pleases, dividing his time between authoritative studies of the Cortland vase, plays for the London theater, and fiction. His two latest novels. Make Me an Offer and A kid lor Two Farthings, are being filmed. Atlantic readers will recall his story, ’"The Finest Pipe Maker in Russia.’ in the November issue. We look forward to publishing a number of his other stories in the months ahead.

  • The Finest Pipe Maker in Russia

    A Londoner who cherishes every vestige of the cockney, WOLF MANKOWITZ graduated from Cambridge University and within six years established himself as one of the leading dealers in Wedgwoad. Now in his late twenties, he writes as he pleases, dividing his time between anthovitative studies of the Portland vase, plays for the London theater, and fiction. His two latest novels, Make Me an Offer and A Kid for Two Farthings, are being filmed. In the months ahead we shall publish a series of his short stories, of which this is the first.

  • My Father as a Dealer

    A Londoner who cherishes every vestige of the cockney, WOLF MANKOWITZgraduated from Cambridge University and in a six-year period has established himself as one of the leading dealers in Wedgwood. Now in his late twenties, he writes as he pleases, dividing his time between authoritative studies of the Portland vase, plays for the London theatre, and fiction. His two latest novels, Make Me an Offer and A Kid for Two Farthings, were chosen by the Atlantic Monthly Book Club and are now in process of being filmed, the second under the direction of Sir Carol Reed. This is the first of a series of contributions from Mr. Mankowitz.