David Goodis,Robert Polito's David Goodis: Five Noir Novels of the 1940s and 50s (Library PDF

By David Goodis,Robert Polito

In 1997 The Library of America's Crime Novels: American Noir accrued, in volumes, 11 vintage works of the Nineteen Thirties, 40s, and 50s--among them David Goodis's moody and extremely lyrical masterpiece Down There, tailored by means of François Truffaut for his 1960 movie Shoot the Piano Player. Now, The Library of the United States and editor Robert Polito workforce up back to have fun the whole scope of Goodis's signature sort with this landmark quantity amassing 5 nice novels from the peak of his profession. Goodis (1917-1967) used to be a Philadelphia- born pulp expressionist who introduced a jazzy variety to his spare, passionate novels of suggest streets and doomed protagonists: an blameless guy railroaded for his wife's homicide (Dark Passage); an artist whose existence turns nightmarish as a result of a cache of stolen cash (Nightfall); a dockworker looking to understand his sister's brutal demise (The Moon within the Gutter); a petty legal derailed via impossible to resist ardour (The Burglar); and a well-known crooner scarred through violence and descending into dereliction (Street of No Return). lengthy a cult favourite, Goodis now takes his position along Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett within the pantheon of vintage American crime writers.

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