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Goodis, David 1917-1967

Overview
Works: 188 works in 742 publications in 12 languages and 5,010 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Film noir  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery fiction  Detective and mystery films  Psychological fiction  New wave films  Noir fiction 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of screenplay, Conceptor, Other, Scenarist, Performer
Classifications: PS3513.O499, 791.4372
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Five novels of the 1940s & 50s by David Goodis( Book )
18 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 775 libraries worldwide
Collects five crime novels of David Goodis all dealing with unfortunate people and dark doomed settings
Nightfall : a novel by David Goodis( Book )
36 editions published between 1892 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 263 libraries worldwide
Jim Vanning has an identity crisis. Is he an innocent artist who just happens to have some very dangerous people interested in him? Or is he a killer on the lam from his last murder-with a satchel worth over $300,000 in tow?
Shoot the piano player by David Goodis( Book )
22 editions published between 1956 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 254 libraries worldwide
Once upon a time Eddie played concert piano to reverent audiences at Carnegie Hall. Now he bangs out honky-tonk for drunks in a dive in Philadelphia. But then two people walk into Eddie's life -- the first promising Eddie a future, the other dragging him back into a treacherous past
Dark passage by David Goodis( Book )
36 editions published between 1946 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 226 libraries worldwide
After successful plastic surgery on his face, a man wrongly convicted of murder hides out in an apartment in San Francisco. Tension builds in this tale of a fugitive hiding from the law as he feverishly works to prove his innocence
Dark passage by Delmer Daves( visu )
27 editions published between 1947 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 221 libraries worldwide
A man wrongfully accused of his wife's murder escapes from prison to find the real killer
Street of no return : a novel by David Goodis( Book )
31 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 220 libraries worldwide
In Street of No Return, we meet the pathetic figure of Whitey. Once upon a time Whitey was a crooner with a million-dollar voice and a standing invitation from any woman who heard him use it. Until he had the bad luck to fall for Celia. And then nothing would ever be the same
The burglar by David Goodis( Book )
21 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 218 libraries worldwide
For the first time, the best work of a distinctive master of American noir is available in authoritative e-book editions from The Library of America. In The Burglar (1953), first published like all his later novels as a paperback original, David Goodis explores his characteristic notion of the criminal gang as surrogate family, wracked by thwarted aspirations and contradictory desires. Other David Goodis novels available as Library of America E-Book Classics include: Nightfall, Dark Passage, The Moon in the Gutter, and Street of No Return
Black Friday by David Goodis( Book )
37 editions published between 1954 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 197 libraries worldwide
"A doomed man [sorts] his way among the perverse loyalties of a criminal 'family.'"--Cover
The wounded and the slain by David Goodis( Book )
19 editions published between 1955 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 170 libraries worldwide
To save his disintegrating marriage, James Bevan takes his wife to Jamaica--but will the island vacation bring them redemption or death?
The moon in the gutter by David Goodis( Book )
27 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 135 libraries worldwide
"In a back street in the rough end of Philadelphia, docker William Kerrigan obsesses over the mysterious suicide of his sister. Into a dive bar walks Loretta Channing, the beautiful, enigmatic socialite and sister of Newton the drunk. For Kerrigan, Loretta's the impossible dream, th escape route out of his hellhole existence, away from the crowded tenements, the shacks, the dark alleys. But Loretta may also hold the key to finding out what prompted his sister's death, the reason he can never break free. The Moon in the Gutter is a fierce and heated tale of desire and revenge. Made into a film starring Gerard Depardieu and Nastassia Kinski, it remains an entralling classic of American noir fiction."--Back Cover
The blonde on the street corner by David Goodis( Book )
10 editions published between 1954 and 1998 in English and French and held by 122 libraries worldwide
Cassidy's girl by David Goodis( Book )
25 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 120 libraries worldwide
"This is one of David Goodis's most extraordinary efforts, a novel about a disgraced airline pilot who has sunk to the lower depths of existence. Disaster trails the forlorn Cassidy like a hellhound. His self-destructive pattern results not only in self-torment but drags two women, Mildred and Doris, down into the gutter with him. Set in the hard streets of Philadelphia, Goodis's home town, Cassidy's Girl entails blackmail, murder and the usual rough stuff, endowing his icy streets and wretched shanties with expressionistic intensity." --
Tirez sur le pianiste = Shoot the piano player by François Truffaut( visu )
39 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 107 libraries worldwide
"Un pianiste de bar voit sa vie bouleversée par des gangsters
Night squad by David Goodis( Book )
19 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 91 libraries worldwide
Depuis qu'il a été renvoyé de la police, Corey Bradford est obsédé par son insigne. Un soir, il s'interpose entre deux malfrats et Walter Grogan, parrain de la pègre locale. Ce dernier propose à Corey d'enquêter sur le commanditaire de l'agression avortée en échange de 15.000 dollars.--[Memento]
Of tender sin by David Goodis( Book )
10 editions published between 1952 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 86 libraries worldwide
Tirez sur le pianiste! by David Goodis( Book )
25 editions published between 1957 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 63 libraries worldwide
L'histoire d'un ancien soliste de Carnegie Hall qui échoue dans les bas-fonds new-yorkais suite au suicide de sa femme. Après avoir affronté l'adversité et retrouvé sa dignité grâce à l'amour d'une femme patiente, il ira se réfugier dans l'oubli procuré par l'alcool ... Adapté au cinéma par Truffaut
Night squad by David Goodis( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
Of missing persons by David Goodis( Book )
18 editions published between 1950 and 1986 in 5 languages and held by 43 libraries worldwide
Schiessen Sie auf den Pianisten ( visu )
9 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in German and held by 42 libraries worldwide
Einst war Edouard Saroyan ein berühmter Konzertpianist. Jetzt spielt er Abend für Abend Klavier in einer schäbigen Pariser Bar. Er nennt sich jetzt Charlie Kohler, um mit seiner Vergangenheit abzuschließen. Aber da wären seine drei Brüder, die ständig in kriminelle Geschäfte verwickelt sind, und die Kellnerin Léna, in die sich Charlie verliebt und der Charlie seine Geschichte anvertraut
Nightfall ; Down there ; Dark passage ; The moon in the gutter by David Goodis( Book )
3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 41 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
David Goodis Amerikaans schrijver (1917-1967)
David Goodis amerikansk författare
David Goodis amerikansk skribent
David Goodis écrivain américain
David Goodis scrittore statunitense
David Goodis US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller
Goodis, David
Goodis, David Loeb
Goodis, David Loeb 1917-1967
Дэвид Гудис
Դեյվիդ Գուդիս
グーディス, デイヴィッド
グーディス, デビッド
デイビッド・グーディス
Languages
English (198)
French (179)
German (31)
Spanish (23)
Catalan (10)
Italian (8)
Chinese (4)
Danish (3)
Japanese (2)
Swedish (1)
Polish (1)
Finnish (1)
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