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Blues of a Lifetime

Blues of a Lifetime Author Mark T. Bassett
ISBN-10 9780299269135
Release 2011-06-01
Pages 168
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Blues of a Lifetime is essential reading for people interested in suspense novelist Cornell Woolrich, author of Rear Window. Woolrich’s autobiography includes accounts of his working methods, his family and home, memories of childhood, college experience, and his philosophy of life.

Cornell Woolrich first You Dream Then You Die

Cornell Woolrich  first You Dream  Then You Die Author Francis M. Nevins
ISBN-10 0892962976
Release 1988
Pages 613
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Traces the life and career of the American mystery writer, discusses his novels and major short stories, and describes his influence on the film noir genre

Tonight Somewhere in New York

Tonight  Somewhere in New York Author Perseus
ISBN-10 0786715308
Release 2005-08-04
Pages 409
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Cornell Woolrich reinvented suspense fiction for the twentieth century. His unnerving tales of the psychological terrors lurking on the underside of the commonplace earned Woolrich epithets like "our poet of the shadows," the twentieth century's Edgar Allen Poe, and the father of noir. The twilight years of Woolrich's career did not soften his vision; they darkened it, as the selections in Tonight, Somewhere in New York, rivetingly show. In addition to nine masterly stories from the late 1950s and 1960s, some of them never before collected, this Woolrich anthology offers two evocative episodes from the autobiographical manuscript on which he worked during his latter years as well as five chapters of the novel he left unfinished at the time of his death in 1968. Page after suspenseful page, this collection amply demonstrates the power of his vision. Again and again, ordinary individuals get caught up in everyday circumstances that spin perversely, murderously, out of control. Unexpected perils lie in wait everywhere?in a hotel corridor, in the insistent ring of a telephone, on a street one day in Rome, or inside a black sedan that without wheels would look like a coffin.

Unless the Threat of Death is Behind Them

Unless the Threat of Death is Behind Them Author John T. Irwin
ISBN-10 0801884357
Release 2006
Pages 290
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Early in the twentieth century a new character type emerged in the crime novels of American writers such as Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler: the hard-boiled detective, most famously exemplified by Sam Spade in The Maltese Falcon. Unlike the analytical detectives of nineteenth-century fiction, such as Edgar Allan Poe's detective Dupin, the new detectives encountered cases not as intricate logical puzzles but as stark challenges of manhood. In the stories of these characters and their criminal opposites, John T. Irwin explores the tension, within ideas of American masculinity, between subordination and independence and, for the man who becomes his own boss, the conflict between professional codes and personal desires. He shows how, within different works of hard-boiled fiction, the professional either overcomes the personal or is overcome by it, ending either in ruinous relationships or in solitary integrity, and how within the genre all notions of manly independence are ultimately revealed to be illusions subordinate to fate itself. particular influence of the novel of manners, especially the canonical literary writing of F. Scott Fitzgerald. He goes on to argue that, from the time of World War II, when hard-boiled fiction began to appear on the screen in film noir just as women entered the workforce in large numbers, many of its themes came to extend to female empowerment. Finally, he discusses how these themes persist in contemporary dramatic series on television, representing the conflicted lives of Americans into the twenty-first century.


Nightwebs Author Cornell Woolrich
ISBN-10 0752851705
Release 2002-08-15
Pages 362
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Cornell Woolrich was a haunted man who lived a life of reclusive misery, but he was also a uniquely gifted writer who explored the classic noir themes of loneliness, despair and futility. His stories are masterpieces of psychological suspense and mystery, and they have inspired classic movies like Hitchcock's Rear Window and Truffaut's The Bride wore Black. This collection brings together twelve of his finest, most powerful and disturbing tales.

Cornell Woolrich from Pulp Noir to Film Noir

Cornell Woolrich from Pulp Noir to Film Noir Author Thomas C. Renzi
ISBN-10 9780786423514
Release 2006-01-10
Pages 368
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"Woolrich's novels and short stories are examined, as are films adapted from these works. This work shows how Woolrich's techniques and themes influenced the noir genre. Twenty-two stories and 29 films compose the bulk of the study, though other films noi

Encyclopedia of Film Noir

Encyclopedia of Film Noir Author Geoff Mayer
ISBN-10 0313333068
Release 2007
Pages 477
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Film noir, its directors, actors, histories, and themes, are presented for the student, scholar, and film fan.


Clues Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105016956059
Release 1994
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Clues has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Clues also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Clues book for free.

Waltz Into Darkness

Waltz Into Darkness Author Cornell Woolrich
ISBN-10 4871876101
Release 2011-07-21
Pages 322
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What happens when a decent man falls under the baneful spell of a depraved but delectable woman? Set in New Orleans in the 1880's, this novel follows a man's descent into personal ruin and murder.

100 Masters of Mystery and Detective Fiction Baynard H Kendrick

100 Masters of Mystery and Detective Fiction  Baynard H  Kendrick Author Fiona Kelleghan
ISBN-10 0893569771
Release 2001-01-01
Pages 757
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Essays taken from Salem Press's Critical survey of mystery and detective fiction, published in 1988.

The Bride Wore Black

The Bride Wore Black Author Cornell Woolrich
ISBN-10 1613471459
Release 2016-02-09
Pages 256
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Cornell Woolrich, along with Raymond Chandler and James M. Cain, was one of the creators of the noir genre.

Dark Passage

Dark Passage Author David Goodis
ISBN-10 9781598534467
Release 2012-03-29
Pages 198
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For the first time, the best work of a distinctive master of American noir is available in authoritative e-book editions from The Library of America. David Goodis experienced a brief celebrity when his novel Dark Passage (1946) became the basis for a popular movie starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. The story of a man railroaded for his wife’s murder and forced to assume a different identity after escaping from prison becomes in Goodis’s hands a lyrical evocation of urban fear and loneliness. Other David Goodis novels available as Library of America E-Book Classics include: Nightfall, The Burglar, The Moon in the Gutter, and Street of No Return.

I Married a Dead Man

I Married a Dead Man Author Cornell Woolrich
ISBN-10 0345306708
Release 1983
Pages 211
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Helen, pregnant and single, allows the parents of an acquaintance to believe that she is their dead son's wife, but her former lover finds out and begins blackmailing her

Haiti Noir Akashic Noir

Haiti Noir  Akashic Noir  Author Edwidge Danticat
ISBN-10 9781936070657
Release 2011
Pages 309
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A collection of crime and noir stories set in Haiti.

Projecting Paranoia

Projecting Paranoia Author Ray Pratt
ISBN-10 0700611509
Release 2001
Pages 323
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A wide-ranging and idiosyncratic look at sixty years of politics and film that uncovers how American movies have mirrored and even challenged anxieties and paranoid perceptions embedded in American society since the start of the Cold War. The first book to take a sweeping look at 60 years of film and analyze them thematically.

The Black Lizard Big Book of Black Mask Stories

The Black Lizard Big Book of Black Mask Stories Author Otto Penzler
ISBN-10 9780307808257
Release 2012-05-09
Pages 1136
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An unstoppable anthology of crime stories culled from Black Mask magazine the legendary publication that turned a pulp phenomenon into literary mainstream. Black Mask was the apotheosis of noir. It was the magazine where the first hardboiled detective story, which was written by Carroll John Daly appeared. It was the slum in which such American literary titans like Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler got their start, and it was the home of stories with titles like “Murder Is Bad Luck,” “Ten Carets of Lead,” and “Drop Dead Twice.” Collected here is best of the best, the hardest of the hardboiled, and the darkest of the dark of America’s finest crime fiction. This masterpiece collection represents a high watermark of America’s underbelly. Crime writing gets no better than this. Featuring • Deadly Diamonds • Dancing Rats • A Prize Fighter Fighting for His Life • A Parrot that Wouldn’t Talk Including • Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon as it was originally published • Lester Dent's Luck in print for the first time From the Trade Paperback edition.

Night and Fear

Night and Fear Author Cornell Woolrich
ISBN-10 0786715537
Release 2005
Pages 394
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A collection of previously uncollected mystery and suspense fiction by the "father of noir" and author of Night Has Thousand Eyes presents twenty masterful tales, many of them originally written for the pulp magazines and never before published in book form. Reprint.