The Resource The best American noir of the century, edited by James Ellroy and Otto Penzler ; with an introduction by James Ellroy

The best American noir of the century, edited by James Ellroy and Otto Penzler ; with an introduction by James Ellroy

Label
The best American noir of the century
Title
The best American noir of the century
Statement of responsibility
edited by James Ellroy and Otto Penzler ; with an introduction by James Ellroy
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: In his introduction to the The Best American Noir of the Century, James Ellroy writes, "Noir is the most scrutinized offshoot of the hard-boiled school of fiction. It's the long drop off the short pier and the wrong man and the wrong woman in perfect misalliance. It's the nightmare of flawed souls with big dreams and the precise how and why of the all-time sure thing that goes bad." Offering the best examples of literary sure things gone bad, this collection ensures that nowhere else can readers find a darker, more thorough distillation of American noir fiction. James Ellroy and Otto Penzler, series editor of the annual The Best American Mystery Stories, mined one hundred years of writing-1910-2010-to find this treasure trove of thirty-nine stories. From noir's twenties-era infancy come gems like James M. Cain's" "Pastorale," and its post-war heyday boasts giants like Mickey Spillane and Evan Hunter. Packing an undeniable punch, diverse contemporary incarnations include Elmore Leonard, Patricia Highsmith, Joyce Carol Oates, Dennis Lehane, and William Gay, with many page-turners appearing in the last decade
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.087208
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS648.N64
LC item number
B47 2010
Literary form
short stories
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1948-
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  • Ellroy, James
  • Penzler, Otto
Series statement
Best American series
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  • Noir fiction, American
  • Detective and mystery stories, American
  • American fiction
Label
The best American noir of the century, edited by James Ellroy and Otto Penzler ; with an introduction by James Ellroy
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Instantiates
Publication
Contents
  • Nothing to worry about
  • Day Keene
  • The
  • homecoming
  • Dorothy B. Hughes
  • Man in the dark
  • Howard Browne
  • The
  • lady says die!
  • Mickey Spillane
  • Spurs
  • Professional man
  • David Goodis
  • The
  • hunger
  • Charles Beaumont
  • The
  • gesture
  • Gil Brewer
  • The
  • last spin
  • Tod Robbins
  • Evan Hunter
  • Forever after
  • Jim Thompson
  • For the rest of her life
  • Cornell Woolrich
  • The
  • dripping
  • David Morrell
  • Slowly, slowly in the wind
  • Patricia Highsmith
  • Pastorale
  • Iris
  • Stephen Greenleaf
  • A
  • ticket out
  • Brendan DuBois
  • Since I don't have you
  • James Ellroy
  • Texas city
  • James Lee Burke
  • Mefisto in onyx
  • James M. Cain
  • Harlan Ellison
  • Out there in the darkness
  • Ed Gorman
  • Hot spings
  • James Crumley
  • The
  • weekender
  • Jeffery Deaver
  • Faithless
  • Joyce Carol Oates
  • You'll always remember me
  • Poachers
  • Tom Franklin
  • Like a bone in the throat
  • Lawrence Block
  • Crack
  • James W. Hall
  • Running out of dog
  • Dennis Lehane
  • The
  • paperhanger
  • Steve Fisher
  • William Gay
  • Midnight emissions
  • F.X. Toole
  • When the women come out to dance
  • Elmore Leonard
  • Controlled burn
  • Scott Wolven
  • All through the house
  • Christopher Coake
  • What she offered
  • Gun crazy
  • Thomas H. Cook
  • Her lord and master
  • Andrew Klavan
  • Stab
  • Chris Adrian
  • The
  • hoarder
  • Bradford Morrow
  • Missing the morning bus
  • Lorenzo Carcaterra
  • MacKinlay Kantor
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 731 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)773583554
Label
The best American noir of the century, edited by James Ellroy and Otto Penzler ; with an introduction by James Ellroy
Link
Publication
Contents
  • Nothing to worry about
  • Day Keene
  • The
  • homecoming
  • Dorothy B. Hughes
  • Man in the dark
  • Howard Browne
  • The
  • lady says die!
  • Mickey Spillane
  • Spurs
  • Professional man
  • David Goodis
  • The
  • hunger
  • Charles Beaumont
  • The
  • gesture
  • Gil Brewer
  • The
  • last spin
  • Tod Robbins
  • Evan Hunter
  • Forever after
  • Jim Thompson
  • For the rest of her life
  • Cornell Woolrich
  • The
  • dripping
  • David Morrell
  • Slowly, slowly in the wind
  • Patricia Highsmith
  • Pastorale
  • Iris
  • Stephen Greenleaf
  • A
  • ticket out
  • Brendan DuBois
  • Since I don't have you
  • James Ellroy
  • Texas city
  • James Lee Burke
  • Mefisto in onyx
  • James M. Cain
  • Harlan Ellison
  • Out there in the darkness
  • Ed Gorman
  • Hot spings
  • James Crumley
  • The
  • weekender
  • Jeffery Deaver
  • Faithless
  • Joyce Carol Oates
  • You'll always remember me
  • Poachers
  • Tom Franklin
  • Like a bone in the throat
  • Lawrence Block
  • Crack
  • James W. Hall
  • Running out of dog
  • Dennis Lehane
  • The
  • paperhanger
  • Steve Fisher
  • William Gay
  • Midnight emissions
  • F.X. Toole
  • When the women come out to dance
  • Elmore Leonard
  • Controlled burn
  • Scott Wolven
  • All through the house
  • Christopher Coake
  • What she offered
  • Gun crazy
  • Thomas H. Cook
  • Her lord and master
  • Andrew Klavan
  • Stab
  • Chris Adrian
  • The
  • hoarder
  • Bradford Morrow
  • Missing the morning bus
  • Lorenzo Carcaterra
  • MacKinlay Kantor
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 731 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)773583554

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