David Goodis: Five Noir Novels of the 1940s & 50s

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Hardcover, Penguin Group USA, 2012, ISBN13 9781598531480, ISBN10 1598531484

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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 Franois Truffaut for his 1960 film Shoot the Piano Player. Now, The Library of America and editor Robert Polito team up again to celebrate the full scope of Goodis's signature style with this landmark volume collecting five great novels from the height of his career.

Goodis (1917-1967) was a Philadelphia- born pulp expressionist who brought a jazzy style to his spare, passionate novels of mean streets and doomed protagonists: an innocent man railroaded for his wife's murder ( Dark Passage); an artist whose life turns nightmarish because of a cache of stolen money ( Nightfall); a dockworker seeking to comprehend his sister's brutal death ( The Moon in the Gutter); a petty criminal derailed by irresistible passion ( The Burglar); and a famous crooner scarred by violence and descending into dereliction ( Street of No Return). Long a cult favorite, Goodis now takes his place alongside Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett in the pantheon of classic American crime writers.

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Contributed by: Polito, Robert
Publisher: Library of America, The
Publish Date: Mar 29, 2012
ISBN-13: 9781598531480
ISBN-10: 1598531484
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 848
Written in: ENG
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.55
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 8.1 x 5.1 x 1.4
Walmart No.: 9781598531480
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