Hardcover Book, Dead Man In The Silver Market, Aubrey Menen, Autobiography, India, British Literature, Memoir
A wonderful book entitled Dead Man In The Silver Market by Aubrey Menen. Son of an Irish mother and an Indian father, the author, a favorite of the caviar set, applies a sharp tongue to jingoistic patriotism and the perverted patter of superior races and makes his points with a bit of personal history, the life of the Jibaro Indians of South America, an outline of the downfall of English oligarchy and an Indian folktale.
Salvator Aubrey Clarence Menen (1912 – 1989) was a British writer, novelist, satirist and theatre critic. Born in London, his essays and novels explore the nature of nationalism and the cultural contrast between his own Irish-Indian ancestry and his traditional British upbringing. The first sentence of "Dead Man in the Silver Market" offers an example of his good-humoured approach to this contentious topic: "Men of all races have always sought for a convincing explanation of their own astonishing excellence and they have frequently found what they were looking for."
7½ x 5½ inches
Published by Charles Scribner's Sons -- 1953 -- First Edition
This book is in very good condition. The binding is tight, and the pages are clean and unmarked but yellowed from age. There is light rubbing on the spine and corners. The dust cover is in good condition with edge wear.
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