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America noir

underground writers and filmmakers of the postwar era

by David Cochran

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  • 4 Currently reading

Published by Smithsonian Institution Press in Washington [D.C.] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.,
    • Popular literature -- United States -- History and criticism.,
    • Literature and society -- United States -- History -- 20th century.,
    • Detective and mystery stories, American -- History and criticism.,
    • Motion pictures -- United States -- History.,
    • Fantasy fiction, American -- History and criticism.,
    • Film noir -- United States -- History and criticism.,
    • Noir fiction, American -- History and criticism.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-273) and index.

      StatementDavid Cochran.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS374.P63 C63 2000
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiii, 280 p. ;
      Number of Pages280
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL46180M
      ISBN 101560988134
      LC Control Number99044320

      NOIR era In post-Sex and the City America, it is almost impossible to imagine that a group of young female friends out on the town, drinking, smoking . The most powerful reflections of this uneasiness came through in a subgenre of American films which became known as film noir: films such as Rudolph Mate's D.O.A. and Orson Welles' Touch of Evil. As David Cochran's thoughtful new study of noir sensibilities America Noir: Underground Writers and Filmmakers of the Postwar Era reveals, the.

        The latest stage in Akashic’s master plan to paint the world black is marked by 14 new stories whose most appealing features are their come-hither titles and the different shades of noir they invoke, from light gray to pitch black.   Derrick Harriell has received the Robert L. Fish Memorial Award for his story, "There's a Riot Goin' On," presented by the Mystery Writers of America. Milwaukee Noir is a Boswell Book Company best seller: #1 Paperback Fiction Bestseller for the week ending , and a #2 Paperback Fiction Bestseller for the week ending May 4, ! "Luxuriate in 5/5(1).

        The film is one of Richard Lingeman’s touchstones in his new book The Noir Forties. For him the film dramatizes how, in the feverish world of immediate postwar America, “guilt is arbitrary.   And there are epigraphs from Marx and Jim Thompson, America’s homegrown noir genius, who specialized in characters caught in hells of their own making, even when, like Machi, they think they.


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America noir by David Cochran Download PDF EPUB FB2

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Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America's Most Seductive City."/5(). American Noir: 11 Classic Crime Novels of the s, 40s, & 50s: A Library of America Boxed Set Hardcover – Ap by Robert Polito (Editor) › Visit Amazon's Robert Polito Page.

Find all the books, read about the author, and more. /5(14). L.A. Confidential, by James Ellroy The third book in Ellroy’s L.A. Quartet marks the point at which noir invaded the literary world and made a home for ’s s Los Angeles is corrupt, violent, soaked in lust and addictions, and Author: Jeff Somers.

In The Library of America’s Crime Novels: American Noir gathered, in two volumes, eleven classic works of the s, 40s, and 50s–among them David Goodis’s moody and intensely lyrical masterpiece Down There, adapted by François Truffaut for. Book Review: L. Noir by John Buntin L.

Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America's Most Seductive City by John Buntin tells the story of politics, policing, and crime in America's second largest city over the course of the twentieth century/5. Marvel Noir is a / Marvel Comics alternative continuity combining elements of film noir and pulp fiction with the Marvel Universe.

The central premise of the mini-series replaces super powers with driven, noir-flavored characterization. The reality of Marvel Noir is Earth 1 Publication history. Daredevil : Crime, superhero. Noir fiction is a name given to a mode of crime fiction which can be regarded as a subset of the hardboiled style.

In this sub-genre, the protagonist is usually not a detective, but instead either a victim, a suspect, or a perpetrator. With Brussels Noir, the Noir Series explores a city that for many is the de facto capital of the European Union, at the crossroads between old and new worlds.

Buenos Aires Noir (Argentina) Edited by: Ernesto Mallo. The Noir Series dives deeper into Latin America, into a city with a long history, both glorious and sinister.

David Cochran, America Noir: Underground Writers and Filmmakers of the Postwar Era. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press.

pages. InMark Crispin Miller made a cutting observation about feminist film criticism: "As film criticism and feminist interpretation are both relatively young, it is still easy for their would-be exponents to feign.

Each Library of America series volume is printed on acid-free paper and features Smyth-sewn binding, a full cloth cover, and a ribbon marker.

Crime Novels: American Noir of the s & 40s is kept in print by a gift from the Geoffrey C. Hughes Foundation to the. Noir fiction (or roman noir) is a subgenre of crime fiction. 2 Origins and later proponents.

4 Further reading. 5 External links. In its modern form, noir has come to denote a marked darkness in theme and subject matter, generally featuring a disturbing mixture of sex and violence. While related to and frequently confused with hardboiled. Top 10 rural noir novels From James M Cain to Flannery O’Connor, novelist Tom Bouman chooses the best fiction showing the dark side of American country life.

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In The American Roman Noir, William Marling reads classic hard-boiled fiction and film in the contexts of narrative theories and American social and cultural history.

His search for the origins of the dark narratives that emerged during the s and s leads to a sweeping critique of Jazz-Age and Depression-era culture. Integrating economic history, biography, consumer 5/5(1). L.A. Noir: The Struggle for the Soul of America's Most Seductive City John Buntin, Author Harmony Books $26 (p) ISBN More By and About This Author.

Get this from a library. America noir: underground writers and filmmakers of the postwar era. [David Cochran] -- "In America Noir David Cochran details how ten writers and filmmakers probed the Cold War's cultural contradictions and indirectly challenged its social pieties: the.

The book deals with two compelling main themes, that of corporate greed and the fundamental need for a free press. The last 1/4 of the title is very gritty and much more like the Penn Cage trilogy on level of shock value and twists. American Noir at its finest.

5* Greg Iles Website Twitter. Noir is a distinctly twentieth century narrative type, to be sure, and rural noir an even more recent designation, something belonging to the last few decades—nowadays much in vogue.

Of course, the discussion over what is noir will likely never end, but a few elements are a given. Noir is as much about mood as anything else: darkness in both feel and look; futility, Author: Chris Mcginley.“All the heavy hitters came out for USA Noir an important anthology of stories shrewdly culled by Johnny Temple.” —New York Times Book Review, Editors’ Choice One of Zoom Street Magazine‘s Favorite Books of Indie Books Roundup #1 Pick, Barnes & Noble Blog Included in Zoom Street Magazine‘s Summer Reading (Mysteries/Noir) Roundup.