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Ben Hecht (1893 - 1964)

Ben Hecht was the author of 35 books and wrote for 70 films (Twentieth Century, Some Like It Hot, Notorious, His Girl Friday, etc.).  He worked as a Chicago reporter and collected his periodical stories into his breakthrough book 1001 Afternoons In Chicago.


"An Iowa Humoresque" by Ben Hecht, from 1001 Afternoons In Chicago 1922



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List of Works


The Egoist


The Hand of Shiva


Fantazius Mallare


101 Afternoons in Chicago


The Unlovely Sin and

Other Stories of Desire's



Jazz and Other Stories

of Young Love




Man Eating Tiger


A Jew In Love






Hallalujah, I'm A Bum!


Crime Without Passion


The Scoundrel


Actor's Blood


(not a complete list)

"Time is a circus, always packing up and moving away."



"I have written a raucous valentine to a poet's dream and agony."




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