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American Noir: 11 Classic Crime Novels Of The 1930s, 40s, & 50s: A Library Of America Boxed Set

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Collects: CRIME NOVELS: AMERICAN NOIR OF THE 1930s & 40s The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? by Horace McCoy Thieves Like Us by Edward Anderson The Big Clock by Kenneth Fearing Nightmare Alley by William…
The Maltese Falcon, The Thin Man, Red Harvest

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The three classic novels published here in one volume are rich with the crisp prose, subtle characters, and intricate plots that made Dashiell Hammett one of the most admired writers of the twentieth century.   A one-time detective and a master of deft…
The Postman Always Rings Twice, Double Indemnity, Mildred Pierce, and Selected Stories

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These three classics from the master of the noir novel, along with five otherwise unavailable short stories, are electric with the taut narrative voice, the suspense, and the explosive violence and eroticism that were James M. Cain’s indelible hallmarks.…
David Goodis: Five Noir Novels Of The 1940s & 50s (loa #225): Dark Passage / Nightfall / The…

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In 1997 The Library of America's Crime Novels: American Noir gathered, in two volumes, eleven classic works of the 1930s, 40s, and 50s--among them David Goodis's moody and intensely lyrical masterpiece Down There , adapted by François Truffaut for his…
Crime Novels: American Noir Of The 1950s (loa #95): The Killer Inside Me / The Talented Mr. Ripley…

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This adventurous two-volume collection presents a rich vein of modern American writing too often neglected in mainstream literary histories. Evolving out of the terse and violent hardboiled style of the pulp magazines, noir fiction expanded over the decades into…
Crime Novels: American Noir Of The 1930s & 40s (loa #94): The Postman Always Rings Twice / They…

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“The most important collection of crime fiction ever published in the United States.” — Ed Gorman Evolving out of the terse and violent style of the pulp magazines, noir fiction expanded over the decades into a varied, innovative and profoundly…
Savage Art: A  Biography Of Jim Thompson

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Robert Polito recounts Thompson's relationship with his father, a disgraced Oklahoma sheriff, with the women he adored in life and murdered on the page, with alcohol, would-be censors, and Hollywood auteurs. Unrelenting and empathetic, casting light into the…
Manny Farber: Paintings & Writings
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|October 10, 2019

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Hardcover, 160 pages 9.25 x 11 in. 24.13 x 27.94 cm. An iconoclastic and essential voice in American film criticism, Manny Farber (1927-2008) was also a remarkably resourceful painter. This book celebrates Farber's lush visual art, showcasing his table-top still…
At The Titan's Breakfast: Three Essays On Byron's Poetry

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This title, first published in 1987, comprises of three essays which examine Lord Byron's poetry. Some of Byron's most famous poems are examined, including Don Juan and Childe Harold's Pilgrimage. This title will be of interest to students of literature.
Farber On Film: The Complete Film Writings Of Manny Farber: A Library Of America Special Publication

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Manny Farber (1917–2008) was a unique figure among American movie critics. Champion of what he called "termite art" (focused, often eccentric virtuosity as opposed to "white elephant" monumentality), master of a one-of-a-kind prose style whose jazz-like…
Hollywood & God
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|June 19, 2013

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Hollywood & God is a virtuosic performance, filled with crossings back and forth from cinematic chiaroscuro to a kind of unsettling desperation and disturbing—even lurid—hallucination. From the Baltimore Catechism to the great noir films of the…
Clark Gifford's Body
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|October 17, 2006

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Back in Print After Fifty Years Clark Gifford? A cipher. A disaffected, vaguely idealistic politician in a nameless media-driven modern state where representative politics has dwindled to the corrupt transaction of business as usual and a new foreign war is…
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