Crime Novels: American Noir of the s (LOA #95): | rumahhijabaqila.com: BooksJim Thompson, James M. Cain, Chester Himes When the masters of noir fiction moved from the pulps to the mainstream, American literature was changed forever. Here, in two volumes, are the complete texts of eleven of the most brilliant and influential crime novels ever written. Bar none Thompson wrote, among other things, The Grifters and The Getaway. In this novel, Lou Ford is a deputy sheriff who seems like a good old boy to everyone in town.
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This adventurous two-volume collection presents a rich vein of modern American writing too often neglected in mainstream literary histories. - Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.
I have a confession to make. Once I read these crime novels, I was happy to find that they deepened my appreciation for the films and then took off on their own, filling in the vast gulfs in characterization, lyrical description, complex interior monologue far beyond the capabilities of conventional voice-over and provided a deeper layering of secondary characters that limits any film adaptation of a novel. One hopes for a similar compendium of science fiction writing with, for starters, Ray Bradbury and Philip K. All of these novels were adapted to film, some more than once, none following any predictable production pattern. Most of these stories were written in Europe and published first in France as part of the Serie Noire, a series of crime novels edited by the poet Marcel Duhamel under the prestigious umbrella of the Editions Gallimard publishing house. As for sociological catalysts, film noir was not just a reaction to World War II but a delayed reaction to the Great Depression; with noir fiction, the product--not of a massive, expensive collaboration but of a single author at a typewriter--the delay was much shorter. And that Gresham and his wife, poet Joy Davidman, were deeply influenced by the writings of C.