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George Mandel

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1tros
Edited: Apr 1, 2015, 4:27pm


Just picked up Flee the angry strangers by Mandel. Looks very interesting, "the first beat novel".
Anyone read it or any other Mandel?

2jadecar08
Apr 24, 2015, 8:01pm

Nope, but would like to. Wasn't " the first beat novel, Flee the Angry Strangers, published ( 1952 ) the same year as Chandler Brossard's, Who Walk in Darkness, also sometimes called " the first beat novel " though Brossard is on record as saying that it is not a ' beat novel. " Wasn't John Clellon Holmes', Go, also called the ' first beat novel " and also published in 1952?

3tros
Edited: Apr 25, 2015, 12:08am


I have Who Walk in Darkness but haven't read it, yet.

I don't think that Mandel thought of FtAS as a beat novel either. They were all some of the first beat novelists.
Started The Wax Boom. WW2 story. Mandel was a "Purple Heart veteran of multiple wounds in four European Theater of Operations World War Two campaigns." He also had an art background.

Beatville USA George Mandel 1961

http://theleadersofmen.blogspot.com/2012/05/beatville-usa-george-mandel-1961.htm...

4tros
May 17, 2015, 9:13am


The Wax Boom is a brilliant psychological portrait of a GI in WW2 germany, compared to but better than
Catch 22.