Simon Louvish

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Simon Louvish (born 6 April 1947, Glasgow, Scotland) is a Scots-born Israeli author, writer and filmmaker. He has written many books about Avram Blok, a fictional Israeli caught up between wars, espionage, prophets, revolutions, loves, and a few near apocalypses.

Louvish is a visiting lecturer in Screen Studies at the London Film School.[1] He has written books on W. C. Fields, The Marx Brothers, Groucho Marx, Laurel and Hardy, Mae West, Cecil B. DeMille, Mack Sennett and Charlie Chaplin.[2]

Publications[edit]

The Avram Blok Saga
  • Louvish, Simon (1985). The Therapy of Avram Blok. 1. Heinemann. ISBN 0434429708. 
  • —— (1988). City of Blok. 2. Collins. 
  • —— (1991). The Last Trump of Avram Blok. 3. Flamingo. ISBN 0006543405. 
  • —— (1997). The Days of Miracles and Wonders. 4. 
  • ——. The Fundamental Blok. 5 (unpublished ed.). Margaret Macdonald Books. 
  • ——. The Chinese Smile. 6 (unpublished ed.). Margaret Macdonald Books. 
Fiction
  • —— (1979). A Moment Of Silence. ISBN 0856161314. 
  • —— (1987). Death of Moishe-Ganef. Corgi. ISBN 0552992860. 
  • —— (1990). Your Monkey's Shmuck. Flamingo. ISBN 0006543464. 
  • —— (1992). Resurrections from the Dustbin of History. Bloomsbury. ISBN 0747511918. 
  • —— (1994). Resurrections. Da Capo Press. ISBN 1568580142. 
  • —— (1995). What's Up God?: A Romance of the Apocalypse. W&N. ISBN 057505994X. 
  • —— (1997). The Silencer. Interlink Books. ISBN 1566561167. 
  • —— (1999). The Cosmic Follies. Institute of Contemporary Arts. ISBN 1900300419. 
Non-fiction
  • —— (1994). It's a Gift. BFI Publishing. ISBN 0851704727. 
  • —— (1997). The Man on the Flying Trapeze - the Life & Times of W C Fields. W. W. Norton & Co. ISBN 0393041271. 
  • —— (2003). KEYSTONE The Life and Clowns of Mack Sennett. Faber & Faber. ISBN 057121276X. 
  • —— (2002). Stan and Ollie: The Roots Of Comedy. Faber & Faber. ISBN 0571215904. 
  • —— (2003). Monkey Business: The Lives and Legends of the Marx Brothers. ISBN 0571193501. 
  • —— (2006). Mae West: It Ain't No Sin. Faber & Faber. ISBN 0571219497. 
  • —— (2007). Coffee With Groucho. Duncan Baird. ISBN 1844834697. 
  • —— (2007). Cecil B. DeMille and the Golden Calf. Faber & Faber. ISBN 057122900X.  Also published (2008) as Cecil B. DeMille: A Life in Art
  • —— (2009). Chaplin: The Tramp's Odyssey. Faber & Faber. ISBN 0571237681. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Staff and Governors". London Film School. Retrieved 25 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Chaplin: The Tramp's Odyssey, By Simon Louvish. The Independent.

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