The Resource Crime novels : American noir of the 1950s

Crime novels : American noir of the 1950s

Label
Crime novels : American noir of the 1950s
Title
Crime novels
Title remainder
American noir of the 1950s
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This adventurous volume, with its companion devoted to the 1930s and 40s, 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
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.087208054
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS648.D4
LC item number
C697 1997
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1906-1977
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Thompson, Jim
Series statement
Library of America
Series volume
95
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Detective and mystery stories, American
  • American fiction
  • Crime
Target audience
adult
Label
Crime novels : American noir of the 1950s
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
  • The Real Cool Killers
  • Chester Himes
  • The Killer Inside Me
  • Jim Thompson
  • The Talented Mr. Ripley
  • Patricia Highsmith
  • Pick Up
  • Charles Willeford
  • Down There
  • David Goodis
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
892 p.
Isbn
9781883011499
Lccn
97002487
System control number
OCM36407689
Label
Crime novels : American noir of the 1950s
Publication
Contents
  • The Real Cool Killers
  • Chester Himes
  • The Killer Inside Me
  • Jim Thompson
  • The Talented Mr. Ripley
  • Patricia Highsmith
  • Pick Up
  • Charles Willeford
  • Down There
  • David Goodis
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
892 p.
Isbn
9781883011499
Lccn
97002487
System control number
OCM36407689

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