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Manchette, Jean-Patrick 1942-1995

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Three to kill by Jean-Patrick Manchette( Book )

31 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean-Patrick Manchette (1942-1995) rescued the French crime novel from the grip of stodgy police procedurals-restoring the noir edge by virtue of his post-1968 leftism. Today, Manchette is a totem to the generation of French mystery writers who came in his wake. Jazz saxophonist, political activist, and screen writer, Manchette was influenced as much by Guy Debord as by Gustave Flaubert
The prone gunman by Jean-Patrick Manchette( Book )

19 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Terrier is a hired killer who wants out of the game -- so he can settle down and marry his childhood sweetheart. After all, that's why he took up this profession! But the Organization won't let him go: they have other plans. Once again, the gunman must assume the prone shooting position. A tour de force, this violent tale shatters as many illusions about life and politics as bodies
Fatale by Jean-Patrick Manchette( Book )

37 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aimee rolls into town seeking opportunity but unexpectedly falls prey to local machinations
The mad and the bad by Jean-Patrick Manchette( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Michel Hartog, a sometime architect, is a powerful businessman and famous philanthropist whose immense fortune has just grown that much greater following the death of his brother in an accident. Peter is his orphaned nephew--a spoiled brat. Julie is in an insane asylum. Thompson is a hired gunman with an ulcerated gut. Michel, known for his kindly interest in the disadvantaged, hires Julie to look after Peter. And he hires Thompson to kill them. Julie and Peter escape. Thompson, gut groaning, pursues. Hunter and hunted make their way across France to the remote mountain estate to which Michel has retreated. Bullets fly. Bodies accumulate. The craziness is just getting started. Like Jean-Patrick Manchette's celebrated Fatale, The Mad and the Bad is a clear-eyed, cold-blooded, pitch-perfect work of creative destruction"--
Ivory pearl by Jean-Patrick Manchette( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in Cuba's Sierra Maestra in the 1950s, in the days leading up to the Revolution--Manchette's unfinished masterpiece with a fearless female protagonist. Four of the ten titles in Jean-Patrick Manchette's celebrated 1970s cycle of hard-boiled novels, which the author originally dubbed neo-polars, or "neo-crime novels," have now appeared in English translation. Manchette is beginning to have a significant following among English-language readers, as witness chatter in cyberspace, favorable reviews, increasing sales, and the fact that the latest entrant, The Mad and the Bad (New York Review Books), won the 2014 French-American Foundation Translation Prize for Donald Nicholson-Smith. Ivory Pearl, aka Princesse du sang, published posthumously -and unfinished- in 1996, is considered by many French critics to be Manchette's masterpiece. In the early 1980s Manchette abandoned his attempt to "press the roman noir into the service of the social revolution" and turned his pen to other things. By the end of that decade, however, he resolved to start anew, though now working on a broader, "geopolitical" canvas. Inspiration came now less from Hammett's Red Harvest than from John Le Carre and, especially, from the works of Ross Thomas that Manchette had been translating. Sadly, Manchette's early death from cancer in 1995 put an end to this grand project. What remains, however, is Ivory Pearl, set mainly in Cuba's Sierra Maestra in the 1950s. The book will not disappoint those who admire Manchette's mastery of suspense and penchant for dauntless feminine protagonists"--
The gunman by Jean-Patrick Manchette( Book )

10 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deadly professional assassin Martin Terrier returns to Paris after his latest job determined to get out of the game. Ten years ago he made a promise to return to his childhood sweetheart in the south of France. But circumstances put Martin's attempted retirement on hold: a key target is flying in to Paris, and there is only one man fit for the task of eliminating him. As Martin flees southwards, desperate to return to the crushing mediocrity of life in a backwater town, he finds his former employers will stop at nothing to regain his services for one last job. Bursting with Gallic iro
Nada by Claude Chabrol( Visual )

4 editions published between 1974 and 2003 in French and Undetermined and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French terrorists kidnap the American ambassador, leaving dead and wounded in their wake. Soon they begin quarreling as to his fate, while the police purge suspects in an attempt to destroy the Nada faction. As the violence escalates on both sides, the State and the terrorists are forced to use one another's methods in an increasingly desperate and relentless conflict
Nada by Jean-Patrick Manchette( Book )

29 editions published between 1972 and 2019 in 7 languages and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nada is the most overtly political of Jean-Patrick Manchette's dark thrillers, a critique of the terrorism that tempted a sliver of the ultra-left in France (and elsewhere) in the wake of the disillusions of 1968. The novel chronicles the kidnapping and eventual killing of an American ambassador by an anarcho-terrorist group who have espoused armed struggle. A rough equivalent to this story might be the saga of the ill-fated Symbionese Liberation Army in California, whose fiery elimination is reminiscent of the police massacre of Manchette's fictional direct-action group in Nada. The novel is in no sense a political pamphlet, however, and readers who have come to appreciate the very special qualities of Manchette's writing, and the cool noir style that he inherits in part from Dashiell Hammett and calls 'behaviorist,' will not be disappointed in the tour de force that is Nada"--
Ô dingos, ô châteaux! by Jean-Patrick Manchette( Book )

27 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michel Hartog, a sometime architect, is a powerful businessman and famous philanthropist whose immense fortune has just grown that much greater following the death of his brother in an accident. Peter is his orphaned nephew'a spoiled brat. Julie is in an insane asylum. Thompson is a hired gunman with an ulcerated gut. Michel, known for his kindly interest in the disadvantaged, hires Julie to look after Peter. And he hires Thompson to kill them. Julie and Peter escape. Thompson, gut groaning, pursues. Hunter and hunted make their way across France to the remote mountain estate to which Michel has retreated. Bullets fly. Bodies accumulate. The craziness is just getting started. Like Jean-Patrick Manchette's celebrated Fatale, The Mad and the Bad is a clear-eyed, cold-blooded, pitch-perfect work of creative destruction
Romans noirs by Jean-Patrick Manchette( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in French and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman policier
The prone gunman by Jean-Patrick Manchette( )

14 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Terrier is a hired killer who wants out of the game so he can settle down and marry his childhood sweetheart, Anne. After all, that's why he took up this profession in the first place. But the organization won't let him go-they have other, more deadly plans for him. There's a visiting politician, an Arab oil magnate, whom they want assassinated, and Terrier is their man. Once again, the gunman must assume the prone shooting position-but not everything goes according to plan. A tour de force, this violent tale shatters as many illusions about life and politics as it does bodies. It is perhaps the finest work from the pen of Jean-Patrick Manchette
Chroniques by Jean-Patrick Manchette( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in French and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ce recueil, qui rassemble notamment l'intégralité des chroniques Polar parues dans Charlie mensuel et des Notes noires de la revue Polar, retrace l'histoire, la théorie et la critique du roman noir
Que d'os! by Jean-Patrick Manchette( Book )

24 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kriminalroman
L'affaire N'Gustro by Jean-Patrick Manchette( Book )

22 editions published between 1971 and 2006 in French and German and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une vraie tête à claques, ce Butron. Méchant, prétentieux, naïf, paranoïaque et sadique sur les bords, il voulait tout et tout de suite et se prenait pour un pur. Il se mêla de politique et de complots, pour la rigolade, l'argent, la gloire, et N'Gustro, un leader du Tiers Monde, paya les pots cassés. Butron, floué par les puissants, les barbouzes, les politicards, n'avait aucune chance de s'en tirer. Il ne s'en tira pas. (Fuente: www.gallimard.fr)
Le petit bleu de la côte Ouest : (Trois hommes à abattre) by Jean-Patrick Manchette( Book )

21 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in French and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le malaise des cadres, c'est pas rien! Vous avez femme, enfants, bagnole, télé, et voilà que vous vous sauvez. Tout ça parce que deux rigolos essaient de vous flinguer. Et vous savez même pas pourquoi. Un jour, camarade, il faudra quand même comprendre
The gunman by Jean-Patrick Manchette( )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Terrier is a hired killer who wants out of the game so he can settle down and marry his childhood sweetheart. But the organization won't let him go'they have other plans for him. In a violent tale that shatters as many illusions as bodies, Jean-Patrick Manchette subjects his characters and listeners alike to a fierce exercise in style. This tightly plotted, corrosive parody of "the success story" is widely considered to be Manchette's masterpiece'a classic of modern noir
Les yeux de la momie : chroniques de cinéma by Jean-Patrick Manchette( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in French and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pendant trois ans, parallèlement à ses activités d'auteur de romans noirs, de scénariste et de chroniqueur de polar, l'auteur tient pour "Charlie-Hebdo" la chronique cinéma. Voici une édition intégrale de ses chroniques, véritable moisson ludique et vivifiante de jugements iconoclastes
The gunman by Pierre Morel( Visual )

15 editions published in 2015 in 3 languages and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sean Penn, Javier Bardem and Idris Elba star in this action thriller directed by Pierre Morel and adapted from the novel by Jean-Patrick Manchette. Jim Terrier (Penn) is an ex-military contractor with post-traumatic stress disorder who hopes to leave his past behind him and settle down with his long-term partner. However, to escape the organisation he used to work for he must go on the run across Europe in an attempt to clear his name. Will he succeed? The cast also includes Mark Rylance, Ray Winstone and Jasmine Trinca
Griffu by Jean-Patrick Manchette( Book )

11 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gérard Griffu, une sorte de détective privé, se retrouve à arbitrer un match sanglant entre à sa droite un député véreux, un avocat indélicat et une entreprise de travaux publics chargée de rénover tout un quartier de Paris quitte à faire déguerpir au bazooka les irréductibles qui refusent d'aller se faire voir ailleurs, et à sa gauche une malfaisante morue pas vraiment franche du collier, ses sbires dévoués et un comité de défense des expulsés, qui courent tous après une mystérieuse 'marchandise', en l'occurrence un dossier compromettant
Morgue pleine by Jean-Patrick Manchette( Book )

14 editions published between 1973 and 1999 in French and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kriminalroman
 
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