Better Half-Dead than Read? The Mezzomorto Cases and their Implications for Literary Culture in the 1930s

Ben Goldsmith

Abstract


An examination of the two libel cases against Brian Penton's review of Vivian Crockett's novel Mezzomorto and the feud between Penton and the publisher, P.R. Stephensen.

Keywords


Brian Penton; Vivian Crockett; P.R. Stephensen; libel

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