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Los Angeles in fiction [electronic resource] : a collection of essays / edited by David Fine.
INITIAL_TITLE_SRCH:
Los Angeles in fiction [electronic resource] : a collection of essays / edited by David Fine.
Edition:
Rev. ed.
Publication Date:
1995
ISBN:
9780585187716
General Note:
"From James M. Cain to Walter Mosley"--Cover.
Bibliography Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents:
The Los Angeles novel and the idea of the West / Beginning in the thirties : the Los Angeles fiction of James M. Cain and Horace McCoy / The day of the painter ; the death of the cock : Nathanael West's Hollywood novel / John Fante's eternal city / Behind the territory ahead / Raymond Chandler's city of lies / The ultimate seacoast : Ross Macdonald's California / Fantasy seen : Hollywood fiction since West / Between two worlds : Aldous Huxley and Evelyn Waugh in Hollywood / Home and transcendence in Los Angeles fiction / Streets of fear : the Los Angeles novels of Chester Himes / Los Angeles from the barrio : Oscar Zeta Acosta's The revolt of the cockroach people / History as mystery, or Who killed L.A.? / Chinatown, city of blight / Double agent : the Los Angeles crime cycle of Walter Mosley
Abstract:
This important collection of essays on the writers who have made Los Angeles one of the great cities of twentieth-century literature has been made even stronger by the inclusion of three new essays. John Fante, Walter Mosley, and Chester Himes join Aldous Huxley, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Evelyn Waugh, Nathanael West, Norman Mailer, James M. Cain, Ross Macdonald, Raymond Chandler, Budd Schulberg, Joan Didion, John Gregory Dunne, and Thomas Pynchon as well as less familiar writers - Oscar Zeta Acosta, Horace McCoy, Thomas Sanchez, Marc Norman, and Hysaye Yamamoto - in a text that provides a basic literary history of the region. Thoughtful consideration is given to such special Los Angeles genres as the detective story and the Hollywood novel, and a chapter is devoted to the film Chinatown.
Content Type:
text
Carrier Type:
online resource
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Language:
English