No Words Wasted Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | January 6, 2015

    Matt Burgess: IMG 35 Seconds



    Late at night on September 22, 2014, at a housing project basketball court in Brooklyn, a white cop pushes a black man against a chain link fence.... Continue »
    1. $18.17 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      Uncle Janice

      Matt Burgess 9780385536806

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$8.00
List price: $14.00
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
3 Partner Warehouse Mystery- A to Z

Roughneck (98 Edition)

by

Roughneck (98 Edition) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Please note that used books may not include additional media (study guides, CDs, DVDs, solutions manuals, etc.) as described in the publisher comments.

Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

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
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

Other books you might like

  1. Talented Mr. Ripley Used Mass Market $5.50
  2. Ripley's Game Used Trade Paper $7.50
  3. The Cutting Room Used Hardcover $4.95
  4. Breach of Duty: A J.P. Beaumont... Used Mass Market $5.50
  5. Devil's Trumpet
    Used Mass Market $3.50
  6. Jim Thompson :sleep with the devil Used Hardcover $9.95

Related Subjects

Biography » Historical
Biography » Literary
Fiction and Poetry » Mystery » A to Z

Roughneck (98 Edition) Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$8.00 In Stock
Product details 192 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780375700330 Reviews:
"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.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.