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Oriental Cover-Up By Elias Sassoon
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What you hold readers is a book written by a newspaper reporter. I am that person, better known in literally circles as the ghost writer of the stars. It begins and ends on one extraordinary night,... More > the night I got the biggest exclusive of my career. The story centers on one man, Joseph Kabir, the man who has committed the greatest crime of this century. Puzzled! Never heard of a Joseph Kabir? The story was never released until today with this publication. Kabir, who was he? Describe him? Impossible. I cannot understand the mind of that lunatic. A puzzle who exists as a riddle. The night of his crime when Kabir was captured, I was singled out for the exclusive. Doesn’t make sense, but nothing surrounding Kabir makes sense. Nothing he ever told me makes sense. His existence is senseless. What else can I say. Read for yourself. What was told to me comes from Kabir’s own mouth. There’s no attempt to analyze or make sense of it. I give it to you the way it was given to me. Good luck.< Less
Tales Of Modern Judea: Short Stories By Elias Sassoon
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Stories written long ago; cannot remember writing them. I was fresh from graduate school and adventures in a foreign country. My mind was filled with the thoughts of greatness, and leaving a... More > childhood in Flushing, New York behind to conquer the world! Then, I came back home, back as a writer of fiction, back to the same apartment in which I’d grown up. My father, an angry, out-of-work factory worker, was still the asshole, roared, drank, punched and ridiculed. While listening, I wrote, locked in a room, pounding keys of an old Olivetti. Soon, finished with a novel and story collection, I sent them out. I imagined Madison Avenue publishers congratulating themselves on finding the next genius, that is, until my manuscripts were returned with a form rejection. Crushed and embarrassed. What did they know! Manuscripts streamed out across the U.S., followed by rejection. Eventually, I got out, and found jobs as a writer in Corporate America. The stories in this book date from that time.< Less
Explosions In The First Person: More of Sassoon’s Short Stories By Elias Sassoon
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3 story openings, 3 first person story accounts. … I am a wife and a mother. Think I do both well. I provide for all the needs of my husband and that includes the sexual thing. Why am I... More > bitching? Wouldn't you if you suddenly find dirty books in my husband's dresser drawer. They're not just dirty but disgusting. From DIRTY BOOKS POLISHED CLEAN…"Why is it mom, you don't talk to your sisters?" my single daughter asks. A natural question, one she’s asked before. Sure she'd be curious. I have five sisters and don't speak to any of them. From: SISTERS IN ANGER AND INDIFFERENCE…. Don't think I have to justify myself to you, but I will to teach you a lesson. There are those who say it's stupid to get involved in finance; they're the same ones who ask for handouts. Never had to ask for a handout in my life, not for myself or for Ronnie, my wife. Knock on wood, I'm now sending the my girls through college. Had it planned years ago. Pretty good right! …From: A MONEY MAN EXPLAINING HIS POSITION< Less
Tales Of The Syrian Night By Elias Sassoon
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Here we have a collection of fictional tales written from the perspective of a Syrian-American. The stories put a human edge to the immigrant’s struggles in a new country and deals with the... More > Arab heritage left behind. The resulting stories show the lives these immigrants and children of immigrants as they struggle to adjust in a new country. The situations in which they find themselves are sometimes sad, sometimes poignant, sometimes humorous, but always relevant.< Less
The Brilliant Idiot's Club By Elias Sassoon
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This is a guys’ novel about guys, four of them to be exact, three who are single and the other married with kids. All are desperately seeking a place in the world; all think too much, worry too... More > much, examine every aspect of their lives too much. Then, one day, one of these brilliant idiots puts his foot down and makes the others take charge of their lives. They hit the road searching for something, anything that might take them away from their humdrum lives. In the process, there’s self-discovery. That leaves us with a novel that is vibrant, funny, touching and ultimately sad. You wind up questioning the roles of adult males in modern societies. That may be a good or bad thing.< Less
Flushed Diamonds Lost By Elias Sassoon
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The novel opens with the thoughts of our main character, one isolated American man. “Sitting here, not so bad, the last white man in Flushing, not so bad. Being here, in this apartment, not so... More > bad. Noise, yes, but can live with that, I think. Not so bad. But, probably, cause I keep saying, not so bad, you really think it is, bad that is. Maybe I should say something like it's tolerable. That’s right, tolerable in Flushing, the last white male living, a foreigner in my own neighborhood, isolated from all. Flushing tolerable, historical, established in the seventeenth century by the Dutch Never know it if you looked at Flushing today with its Asian Pagodas and signs in Korean and Chinese - fascinating place, especially for me, a writer. Asians today, Dutch yesterday. Who tomorrow? Reminds me, Asians. Mysterious. Keep to themselves, quiet and shrewd. Can’t relate. Why bother? At fifty, it’s no big deal anymore. Closer to the grave than to life Just leave me alone.” Here we have it!< Less
Sassoon's Heart Beatings: The Collected Poetry Of Elias Sassoon By Elias Sassoon
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There are fifteen chapters in this book of poetry. In each chapter there are appropriately 20 to 25 poems. The chapters topics include ones exploring self, humor, places I’ve been, early youth,... More > relationships with my father and mother, one on ravings, another on death, and another on personalities from work, among others. Here is one poem of the many: CHILD COUNTING Counting now. Today putting the digits together. One, two, three, four, six. No says the teacher, wrong says the teacher. One, three, four, five, six. No says the teacher, wrong says the teacher. One, two, four, five, six. Wrong again says the teacher. The boy looks at the teacher. The boy says to the teacher. It doesn't matter at all ever. The teacher looks at the boy. The teacher says. One, two, three, four, five, six. The close of another school day.< Less
Sassoon On The Art Of Creative Writing By Elias Sassoon
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The book is a compilation of articles I wrote for my daily blog on Facebook. The focal point is the life of the everyday, beaten-down writer and what it takes to be a writer facing the ordinary... More > adversities of the craft. I don’t try to sugarcoat anything; instead, I attempt to let you know what it means to be a functioning writer who struggles for each word, and struggles with the lack of financial and commercial success. How does the ordinary writer who works at a mundane job by day and writes by night hold it together? How do they continue to be productive? How do they continue to inspire themselves in a world that doesn’t care? How do they keep themselves from becoming bored? All of this is explored in the articles contained in this small book on the creative writing process. I hope it can act as an inside look to all those interested in the subject or working in the field.< Less

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