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Blues Of A Lifetime

Author : Mark T. Bassett
ISBN : 9780299269135
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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.
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Cornell Woolrich First You Dream Then You Die

Author : Francis M. Nevins
ISBN : 0892962976
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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
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Tonight Somewhere In New York

Author : Perseus
ISBN : 0786715308
Genre : Fiction
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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.
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Author : Cornell Woolrich
ISBN : 0752851705
Genre : Short stories, English
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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.
Category: Short stories, English

Unless The Threat Of Death Is Behind Them

Author : John T. Irwin
ISBN : 0801884357
Genre : Literary Criticism
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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.
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Waltz Into Darkness

Author : Cornell Woolrich
ISBN : 4871876101
Genre : Man-woman relationships
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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.
Category: Man-woman relationships

Rendezvous In Black

Author : Cornell Woolrich
ISBN : 9780812971453
Genre : Fiction
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A republication of one of the most successful installments of the Black Series finds midwestern small-town boy Johnny Marr reeling from the untimely death of his girlfriend at the hands of a drunken mob and exacting a terrible revenge years later. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
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Live By Night

Author : Dennis Lehane
ISBN : 9780062200297
Genre : Fiction
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From New York Times bestselling author Dennis Lehane comes this epic, unflinching tale of the making and unmaking of a gangster in the Prohibition Era of the Roaring Twenties—now a Warner Bros. movie starring Ben Affleck, Elle Fanning, Zoe Saldana, and Sienna Miller. Meticulously researched and artfully told, Live by Night is the riveting story of one man’s rise from Boston petty thief to the Gulf Coast’s most successful rum runner, and it proves again that the accolades New York Times bestseller Lehane consistently receives are well deserved. He is indeed, “a master” (Philadelphia Inquirer) whose “true literary forefathers include John Steinbeck as well as Raymond Chandler” (Baltimore Sun). And, “Boy, does he know how to write” (Elmore Leonard).
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Cornell Woolrich From Pulp Noir To Film Noir

Author : Thomas C. Renzi
ISBN : 9780786423514
Genre : Performing Arts
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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
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Night And Fear

Author : Cornell Woolrich
ISBN : 0786715537
Genre : Fiction
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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.
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