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FUCK YOU: A Magazine of the Arts - Number 5, Vol. 4

LA VITA QUOTIDIANA AL PRESENTE [The Standard Daily Reminder 1921]

ZWERLING, A. [Aaron] [CRIME] [NEW YORK CITY]

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[New York]: 8vo. Red cloth boards. Dampstain to spine; corners and spine ends scuffed and bumped. Binding slightly shaken. Dampstaining to endpapers; interior otherwise undamaged. Text clear and legible throughout. 368pp. journal, of which 234pp handwritten in pen. Author's name and address penned to title page of preprinted journal. Stationer's label to title page. (Item ID: 23279)

Riveting diary of a decade's worth of New York City's crime, spanning the years 1921-1931 (entries do not correspond to pre-printed dates). Handwritten in Italian, with notes on idiomatic translation, by Zwerling, a Lemberg (Lviv)-born Bronx-dweller identified in contemporary issues of the City Record as court interpreter for the City Magistrate's Division. Throughout, Zwerling takes special note of gangster violence and criminals or victims of Italian descent. Though centered on New York City, particularly Brooklyn and the Bronx, the diarist goes as far afield as Killingworth, Connecticut, to cover the 1924 Blair Farmhouse Murder of a farmer by his mistreated housekeeper, and New Jersey, where he discusses the execution of the Ice Cream Killers and tells the story of Rosa Capozzi, sister of one condemned man, and her efforts to prove her brother's innocence and framing by the local police ("vittima di un complotto delle autorita del Essex County.")†Zwerling discusses or alludes to some of the most sensational crimes of the decade: the sanity hearing of Harry Kendall Thaw, murderer of architect Stanford White, who found four "alienisti" to testify to his mental soundness and gain him release from Philadelphia's Kirkbride Asylum; the courtroom murder-suicide of Wallace Wallick, who first fatally shot Judge William Morning and then himself; and throughout the journal, lengthy updates on the career of the the Bobbed-Hair Bandit of Brooklyn ('La Ragazza dai Capelli Corti,'), also known as the Flapper Bandit, before her eventual capture and identification as Celia Cooney.An vivid contemporary record of crime and punishment, documenting not only notorious crimes but innumerable everyday shocks and tragedies of the era: suicides, accidental deaths, arson, violent attacks foiled by crafty shopkeepers and heroic daughters, unknown bodies washed up on the beaches of Staten Island. Endlessly fascinating.


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