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(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).Présentation de l'éditeur :
A teenage girl is raped and murdered. A father turns his back on his son. A vicious press lord turns justice into a carnival. A terrified boy is railroaded. In the twisted world of Jim Thompson, everyone is guilty, and the worst crimes are unpunishable.
Description du livre Vintage Books / Random House, Inc., 1993. Trade Paperback. Etat : New. No Jacket. New Book. N° de réf. du vendeur 131346
Description du livre Paperback. Etat : Brand New. New. N° de réf. du vendeur DH pb29pg1152to1351-2495
Description du livre Etat : New. New. N° de réf. du vendeur M-0679733140