Jim Thompson: Crime Novels: American Noir of the 1950s Vol 2

Crime Novels: American Noir of the 1950s Vol 2


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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 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.


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Author: Jim Thompson
Number of Pages: 892 pages
Published Date: 16 Oct 2014
Publisher: The Library of America
Publication Country: New York, United States
Language: English
ISBN: 9781883011499
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