Richard Bankowsky

Biography

California State University Emeritus Professor of literature and creative writing. Yale and Columbia degrees. National Institute of Arts and Letters and Rockefeller grants in literature.

Books

Genius In Love
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 98,150. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Genius In Love dramatizes the love lives of several renowned geniuses of the literary, philosophical, musical and medical worlds: Dostoevsky, the great Russian novelist. Nietzsche, the "God Is Dead," philosopher. Moussorgsky, Borodin, and Rimski-Korsakov, the troika of great Russian composers. And Jung, the great Swiss psychotherapist and discoverer of the Collective Unconscious.
Hello Central, Give Me Heaven
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 98,700. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
HELLO CENTRAL begins back in the fall of 1946 in post World War II New Jersey on the Erie-Lackawanna train heading down to The Wilbour Eddy School for Boys where Roman Jake Jakowsky, a culturally and socially deprived graduate in the lower half of his high school class, will spend an additional two (not one) years prepping for admission into his hero Albert Einstein's Princeton University.
The Judas Tapes
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 48,730. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
In l973 an illiterate hermit recluse of a Polish religious Order had allegedly fallen into a trance and began inexplicably speaking in a voice and language not his own. The so-called Judas Tapes are recordings of this voice representing itself to be that of Judas Iscariot speaking out of the darkness of Sheol, the Hebrew land of the dead.
The Pale Criminals
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 93,880. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Meet JOHNNY, the gambler, who falls in love with Lady Luck embodied in a photograph of another man's wife and ends up castrated; GELDSTUCKER, the artist who panders for his own bride and ends up murdered by his whore in Korea; and MR. WADZIO, who trades the syndicates controlling interest in a Seventh Avenue Suit and Cloak firm for the love of a women, with, of course, fatal consequences.
On A Dark Night
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 68,590. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2010. Category: Fiction » Romance » Adult
The "argument" of ON A DARK NIGHT can be stated simply: A beautiful and irresolute young woman, reluctantly freed from a passionate and barren involvement with her destructive lover, rejects the proposal of an honorable suitor and impulsively marries an old and saint-like professor. This marriage not only fails to release her from her predicament but inflicts suffering and guilt on all concerned.
After Pentecost
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 110,930. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » War
In 1945, an eighteen-year-old U.S. Military Police Corporal in Germany fell in love with a beautiful Polish DP twice his age called Magda. Seven months later, he received a telegram from home reading, "Darling, Your Uncle Groszek and I were married this morning, Love Magda," and another two days later, unsigned, reading, "Congratulations your Old Man and mine killed themselves fighting over her."
A Glass Rose
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 116,450. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Mumbling the prayers of the Rosary at Stanislaw Machek's wake, his family wondered what happened the night before his youngest daughter Stella ran away to New York City. Only the mother, Rosalja, had been there then, and she sat now, as she had ever since, mindlessly gazing at a bowl of glass flowers in her lap—a story as intense and universal as a Greek Tragedy or the Stations of the Cross.
Rex Nemorensis
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 68,440. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » War
A former Hitler Youth and documentary filmmaker finds himself at the fabulous Alban Hills estate of Il Conte Nemorensis, a former Iberian vice king resurrected as a world renowned entrepreneur, philanthropist, and economic and political adviser to developing Third World nations. What follows is a shattering confrontation of material and spiritual World Views, and a conspiracy to murder a Saint.
The Barbarians at the Gates
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 102,510. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » War
The explosive novel of a decent man's journey into Evil. In 1942 a quiet apolitical university professor finds himself a reluctant SS officer in the remote marshlands of occupied Poland. When a trainload of Jews bound for the death camps at Belzec is detained at his depot, what follows is a shattering confrontation of good and evil that ends in riot, madness, massacre―and a miracle.

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