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Manhattan Love Song
     

Manhattan Love Song

by Cornell Woolrich, Francis M. Nevins (Introduction)
 

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"Nothing beats a tale of fatalistic dread by the supreme master of suspense, Cornell Woolrich. His novels and hundreds of short stories define the essence of noir nihilism."-Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review

The father of modern noir first wanted to be the second F. Scott Fitzgerald. This 1932 novel brilliantly showcases Cornell Woolrich's

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"Nothing beats a tale of fatalistic dread by the supreme master of suspense, Cornell Woolrich. His novels and hundreds of short stories define the essence of noir nihilism."-Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review

The father of modern noir first wanted to be the second F. Scott Fitzgerald. This 1932 novel brilliantly showcases Cornell Woolrich's transition from modernist to pulp master, as the reader follows a young Manhattan couples' tragic fall from grace.

Cornell Woolrich reinvented suspense fiction for the twentieth century. For four decades hundreds of his stories appeared in popular American pulp magazines while motion picture directors as varied as Hitchcock and Truffaut memorably translated his work into such classic suspense films as Rear Window and The Bride Wore Black. He died, alone in a Manhattan hotel room, in 1968.

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Library Journal
The first title in the publisher's new series of Woolrich reissues, this novel is his initial attempt (1932) at what we now call noir, which he unknowingly helped invent. This tale of a young couple whose hot love brings out the worst in them offers all the trappings of the genre. Woolrich's stuff holds up well, so give this a shot. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9781933648071
Publisher:
Consortium Book Sales & Distribution
Publication date:
08/15/2006
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

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From the 1930s until his death in 1968, Cornell Woolrich riveted the reading public with his unparalled mystery, suspense, and horror stories. Classic films like Hitchcock's Rear Window and Trauffaut's The Bride Wore Black and novels like Night has a Thousand Eyes and Rendezvous in Black earned Woolrich epithets like "the twentieth century's Edgar Allen Poe" and "the father of noir."

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