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(Crime Novels: American Noir of the 1950s.pdf) This em Library of America em volume with its companion devoted to the s and s presents a rich vein of modern American writing works now being recognized for the powerful literary qualities and their unique sometimes subversive role in shaping modern American language and culture br br The five novels here are authentic underground classics br br Published as a paperback original in Jim Thompson s em The Killer Inside Me em is one of the most blistering and uncompromising crime novels ever written Written from the point of view of an outwardly genial privately murderous Texas sheriff it explores the inner hell of a psychotic in daring and experimental style br br Patricia Highsmith s em The Talented Mr Ripley em likewise adopts a killer s perspective as she traces the European journey of an American con man with a taste for fine living and no conscience about how to attain it Highsmith s gift for diabolical plotting is matched only by the cool irony of her characterizations br br In his nihilistic early novel em Pick Up em Charles Willeford follows the pilgrimage of two lost and self destructive lovers through the depths of San Francisco from cheap bars and rooming houses to psychiatric clinics and police stations br br David Goodis s em Down There em is a moody intensely lyrical novel of a musician fallen on hard times and caught up in his family s criminal activities it was adapted by Fran ois Truffaut into the film Shoot the Piano Player br br With its gritty realism unrestrained violence and frequently outrageous humor em The Real Cool Killers em is among the most powerful of Chester Himes s series of novels about the Harlem detectives Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger Jones br br Each volume features newly researched biographies and notes and an essay on textual selectionDownload and Read Online books ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle, its easy way to streaming Crime Novels: American Noir of the 1950s books for multiple devices.