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Menen, Aubrey Clarence

Menen, Aubrey Clarence mĕn´ən [key], 1912–89, English novelist, b. London. The son of an Indian father and an Irish mother, he was a drama critic, theater director, and advertising agency executive. Menen was primarily a satirist, and his novels were aimed more at amusing than reforming. His The Abode of Love (1956) attacks hypocrisy by depicting a harem in Victorian London. His other works include A Prevalence of Witches (1948), Dead Man in the Silver Market (1953), The Mystics (1974), and Art and Money (1980).

See his autobiography, The Space within the Heart (1970).

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