Encyclopedia of Fantasy (1997)
Mankowitz, Wolf

(1924-1998) UK author and scriptwriter, now resident in Ireland, who began writing with A Kid for Two Farthings (1953), the tale of a young boy who mistakes his goat for a Unicorn. WM's work of genre interest includes: The Biggest Pig in Barbados (1965), a Supernatural Fiction involving Voodoo; The Day of the Women and the Night of the Men (coll 1977), a sequence of Fables told in a sophisticated version of Aesopian language (> Aesopian Fantasy); Raspberry Reich (1979) and !Abracadabra! (1980), both sf Satires; The Devil in Texas (1984) illus Ralph Steadman; Exquisite Cadaver (1990), an exuberant Posthumous Fantasy; and A Night with Casanova (1991), consisting mainly of a conversation between the eponymous chevalier and the Wandering Jew. Movies WM has scripted include The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1963), Casino Royale (1966) and Dr Faustus (1967). [JC]

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