NON-FICTION: Benvenuto Redivivus

Benvenuto Redivivus*

This is a volume of exploits, explanations and ego. It is Benvenuto Cellini, reincarnated as a Scotch-American jack of all tricks and trades including newspaper cartooning, reminiscing at spry 65 over a career that began in the horsecar period. It brings in, with insouciant yet convincing familiarity, more famous names from all rosters of life than (perhaps) any other book ever published in the U. S. Its purpose is not to be historical, but since an age of arrogance is chronicled by one of its...

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