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Savage art : a biography of Jim Thompson

Author: Robert Polito
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1996, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jim Thompson wrote some of the darkest, boldest, and most celebrated modern crime novels, including The Grifters and The Killer Inside Me. In Savage Art, Robert Polito provides the first comprehensive biography of this brilliant American original. Combining exhaustive research with novelistic fluency, Polito reproduces the vital textures of Thompson's world and provides the first thorough chronicle of his private  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Jim Thompson; Jim Thompson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Polito
ISBN: 0394584074 9780394584072
OCLC Number: 44113222
Description: x, 543 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Robert Polito.

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Jim Thompson wrote some of the darkest, boldest, and most celebrated modern crime novels, including The Grifters and The Killer Inside Me. In Savage Art, Robert Polito provides the first comprehensive biography of this brilliant American original. Combining exhaustive research with novelistic fluency, Polito reproduces the vital textures of Thompson's world and provides the first thorough chronicle of his private and public history, tracing Thompson's dramatization of his innermost life in the "savage art" of his surprisingly personal novels. A vivid and compelling reclamation of a lost American writer, Savage Art is also a stunning addition to the literary annals of twentieth-century America.

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