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More Information. Jack Kahane was born in Manchester in ; his father committed suicide when his business failed in On the declaration of war in August Kahane enlisted immediately.
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Though he survived, his health was shattered. The Manchester milieu had dispersed and he lived out the rest of his life in France. His dearest wish was to be a writer. Whilst in Manchester he had two one-act plays published C It may have been played in Dublin, and a performance of the other play, Black Magic , is mentioned by James Agate.
Kahane turned to novel writing with very limited success. Laugh and Grow Rich C-2 , under his own name, achieved three modest English and two American editions and impressions the second 'd' on p. He did his best to push his own books under pen names — Cecil Barr a name concocted from the bar he favoured in the Cecil Hotel in Paris, p.
Unfortunately, as Neil Pearson puts it, it took Kahane 'five years to admit to himself that the only thing he could write that anyone wanted to read was inconsequential froth, and it was a truth which hurt him for the rest of his life' p. Kahane, with generous help from his father-in-law, at least until the Wall Street Crash, turned to publishing. The translation into English was probably by Kahane. The obelisk logo, based on the monument in the Place de la Concorde, was designed by Kahane's wife, Marcelle.
Its phallic characteristics are enhanced in certain designs, such as the cover of Lawrence Durrell's The Black Book Following his account of Kahane's life pp.