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The Resource Four novels of the 1950s, Ross Macdonald ; Tom Nolan, editor

Four novels of the 1950s, Ross Macdonald ; Tom Nolan, editor

Label
Four novels of the 1950s
Title
Four novels of the 1950s
Statement of responsibility
Ross Macdonald ; Tom Nolan, editor
Title variation
Crime novels of the 1950s
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Contributor
Author
Editor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Revered by such contemporary masters as Sue Grafton, George Pelecanos, and James Ellroy, praised by Eudora Welty as "a more serious and complex writer than Chandler and Hammett ever were," Ross Macdonald (the pseudonym of Kenneth Millar) brought to the crime novel a new realism and psychological depth and a unique gift for intricately involving mystery narratives. For his centennial, The Library of America inaugurates its Macdonald edition with four classic novels from the 1950s, all featuring his incomparable protagonist, private investigator Lew Archer. Set against the background of a glittering yet darkly enigmatic Southern California, Macdonald's books are both unsurpassed entertainments and emotionally powerful evocations of an outwardly prosperous, inwardly turbulent America. Macdonald mastered the hard-boiled detective form early on and brought to it a prose style of extraordinary beauty. The four novels collected in the volume reveal him broadening the genre into an intensely personal means of expression, transforming the tragedies and dislocations of his own life into haunting fiction. "My interest," he wrote to his publisher, "is the exploration of lives."
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Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
813/.52
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3525.I486
LC item number
A6 2015
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The library of America
Series volume
264
Label
Four novels of the 1950s, Ross Macdonald ; Tom Nolan, editor
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 917-926)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The way some people die
  • The barbarous coast
  • The doomsters
  • The Galton case
  • Other writings.
  • Letter to Alfred A. Knopf
  • The writer as detective hero
  • Preface to Archer in Hollywood
  • Writing The Galton case
  • Down these streets a mean man must go
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
926 pages
Isbn
9781598533767
Lccn
2014946650
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781598533767
System control number
(OCoLC)895301570
Label
Four novels of the 1950s, Ross Macdonald ; Tom Nolan, editor
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 917-926)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The way some people die
  • The barbarous coast
  • The doomsters
  • The Galton case
  • Other writings.
  • Letter to Alfred A. Knopf
  • The writer as detective hero
  • Preface to Archer in Hollywood
  • Writing The Galton case
  • Down these streets a mean man must go
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
926 pages
Isbn
9781598533767
Lccn
2014946650
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781598533767
System control number
(OCoLC)895301570

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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