An Innocent Millionaire

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University of Chicago Press, 1990 M11 15 - 380 pages
"Brilliantly inventive, written with great flair and shows a deliciously comic and ironic sense of American realities."—Alfred Kazin

"The virtues of [Vizinczey's] style are those he finds in Hungarian poetry: the moody ferocity of a locked-up beast, and also a classic clarity and complete lack of self-indulgence."—Thomas D'Evelyn, Christian Science Monitor

"Shows where the true values lie—not in wealth or the rule of law but in that as yet inviolate sector where a man and woman make love. . . . I was entertained but also deeply moved: here is a novel set bang in the middle of our decadent, polluted, corrupt world that, in some curious way, breathes a kind of desperate hope."—Anthony Burgess, Punch (London)

"Bravo!"—Graham Greene

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Contents

A Bitter Thought
1
Making a Killingthe 19th Century Origins of a 2Oth Century Drama of Greed Love and Malice
2
First Impressions
7
Money Is the Only Home
16
A View of Toledo
23
Father and Son
28
Help from the Dead
41
Hope Deferred
48
Love and Deceit
178
Business Associates
183
Moment of Truth
189
Friends
194
A Very Expensive Lecture
202
Fame
211
A Loving Couple
218
Kindred Spirits
226

Rumors of War
57
The Discovery of America by Christopher Columbus
63
An Incident Involving an Apple
70
Touch and Go
76
Interesting Combinations
81
The Weekend Marriage
89
Why Not?
102
Past Crimes and a New Blunder
108
An Island of the Very Rich
113
The Twists and Turns of Falling in Love
126
The Twists and Turns of Falling in Love Contd
138
Second Chance
144
A Monstrous Remark
153
A Successful Woman
162
The Triangle
169
Paranoia
237
A Beautiful Idea
245
The Contract
251
Oh to Be Rich and Good
261
Phone Calls Cables Letters
268
Games Lawyers Play
275
Who Cares?
291
Games Lawyers Play Contd
299
Games Lawyers Play Contd
309
Each Man Is His Own Victim
321
A Wifes Coughing
332
A New Life
343
A Kind of Immortality
360
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