Since his early life Matthew Josephson (1899-1978) shown extreme versatility: he wrote poetry, extensive biographies (Zola, Rousseau, Victor Hugo, Stendhal and Edison) essays on political issues, newspaper articles, personal chronicles (Life Among the Surrealists: A Memoir) . Today he is best known as the author of The Robber Barons, He was also an experienced and successful Wall Street broker and businessman.
Josephson’s chief concerns were nineteenth-century French literature and twentieth-century American capitalism. In the 1920’s lived in Paris and Berlin where he became acquainted with the European Dadaists and Surrealists as Paul Eluard, Andre Breton, Louis Aragon, and Max Ernst.
Books published by Jorge Pinto Books:
- Stendhal Or the Pursuit of Happiness. (2008). Originally published by Batam Book in 1946.
- Victor Hugo. A Realistic Biography of the Great Romantic (2008). Originally published by Doubleday, Doran & co., inc. in 1942
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau (2009).Originally published by Harcourt, Brace and Company in 1931