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The incorrigible Jim Thompson tells the true story of his literary education, as he retraces his wild swath across America during the great Depression and World War II. Whether he's outrunning railroad bulls or getting drunk in a funeral home, shaking down debtors or drafting a manuscript with the help of a bighearted prostitute, Thompson is a mesmerizing guide to hard times — his country's and his own.

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Incorrigible author Jim Thompson retraces his wild swath across America during the great Depression and World War II. Whether he's getting drunk in a funeral home or drafting a manuscript with the help of a big-hearted prostitute, Thompson is a mesmerizing guide to hard times--his country's and his own.

About the Author

(1906 - 1977) James Meyers Thompson was born in Anadarko, Oklahoma. He began writing fiction at a very young age, selling his first story to True Detective when he was only fourteen. Thompson eventually wrote twenty-nine novels, all but three of which were published as paperback originals. Thompson also wrote two screenplays (for the Stanley Kubrick films "The Killing and Paths of Glory). An outstanding crime writer, the world of his fiction is rife with violence and corruption. In examining the underbelly of human experience and American society in particular, Thompson?s work at its best is both philosophical and experimental. Several of his novels have been filmed by American and French directors, resulting in classic noir including The Killer Inside Me (1952), After Dark My Sweet (1955), and The Grifters (1963).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375700330
Author:
Thompson, Jim
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Depressions
Subject:
Young men
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Novelists, American
Subject:
Autobiographical fiction
Subject:
Fiction -- Authorship -- Fiction.
Subject:
Depressions -- 1929 -- Nebraska -- Fiction.
Subject:
Young men -- Nebraska -- Fiction.
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Publication Date:
19980531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8 x 5.27 x 0.42 in 0.5 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Incorrigible author Jim Thompson retraces his wild swath across America during the great Depression and World War II. Whether he's getting drunk in a funeral home or drafting a manuscript with the help of a big-hearted prostitute, Thompson is a mesmerizing guide to hard times--his country's and his own.
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