chapter  28
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Lew Levenson, Butterfly Man

Nothing is known of the author Lew Levenson, which may well be a pseudonym. The Macaulay Company published both quality books and cheap fiction. Butterfly Man garnered no reviews on publication, but that might be, in part, because in 1934 the staff members of the Macaulay Company were on strike, the first such labor action directed at a publishing house. Butterfly Man is a novel that is strikingly explicit for 1934, and so entertaining to a gay reader not desirous of too much intellectual stimulation that it was reprinted in the mid1950s by Castle Books (without a copyright notice) and again in 1967 by Tandem Books/Award Books.