I Can Get It for You Wholesale (Jerome Weidman, 1937)

A self-hating Jew goes into the garment manufacturing business, screws over his partners and sends one to prison for the embezzlement that he in fact carried out himself, all in an attempt to buy an actress enough luxuries that she’ll sleep with him.

It’s a slight story that doesn’t seem to have been all that planned out. I believe Weidman was making it up as he wrote. It’s peppered with vulgar language and slurs, but you know, it really didn’t bother me, because it reads for all the world like a kid awkwardly trying to sound edgy. It’s too juvenile to be offensive.

Inscriptions: an ex libris plate is pasted on the inside front cover. It shows a stylized Viking ship, under which is the name Folmer Sorensen.


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