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The Resource Crime novels : American noir of the 1930s and 40s

Crime novels : American noir of the 1930s and 40s

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Crime novels : American noir of the 1930s and 40s
Title
Crime novels
Title remainder
American noir of the 1930s and 40s
Statement of responsibility
edited by Robert Polito
Title variation
American noir of the 1930s and 40s
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This adventurous volume, with its companion devoted to the 1950s, 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 a varied and innovative body of writing. Tapping deep roots in the American literary imagination, the novels in this volume explore themes of crime, guilt, deception, obsessive passion, murder, and the disintegrating psyche. With visionary and often subversive force they create a dark and violent mythology out of the most commonplace elements of modern life. The raw power of their vernacular style has profoundly influenced contemporary American culture and writing. Far from formulaic, they are ambitious works which bend the rules of genre fiction to their often experimental purposes"--Book jacket
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Summary
The first collection in a two-volume set celebrating American crime fiction contains classic novels of the 1930s and 1940s, including The Postman Always Rings Twice, Thieves Like Us, Nightmare Alley, The Big Clock, They Shoot Horses, Don't They?, and I Married a Dead Man
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
000035
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 813/.087208052
  • 808.83/872
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS648.D4
LC item number
C695 1997
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
The library of America
Series volume
94
Target audience
adult
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American noir of the 1930s and 40s
Label
Crime novels : American noir of the 1930s and 40s
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 983-990)
Contents
The postman always rings twice / James M. Cain -- They shoot horses, don't they / Horace McCoy -- Thieves like us / Edward Anderson -- The big clock / Kenneth Fearing -- Nightmare alley / William Lindsay Gresham -- I married a dead man / Cornell Woolrich
Control code
82590
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
990 p.
Isbn
9781883011468
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97002485
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm36372337
  • (OCoLC)36372337
Label
Crime novels : American noir of the 1930s and 40s
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 983-990)
Contents
The postman always rings twice / James M. Cain -- They shoot horses, don't they / Horace McCoy -- Thieves like us / Edward Anderson -- The big clock / Kenneth Fearing -- Nightmare alley / William Lindsay Gresham -- I married a dead man / Cornell Woolrich
Control code
82590
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
990 p.
Isbn
9781883011468
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97002485
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm36372337
  • (OCoLC)36372337

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