Silent Places: A Tribute to Edward Hopper

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Edward Hopper has gripped the imaginations of writers worldwide. Haunting in their perfect embodiment of quiet loneliness, his paintings have found their way into all forms of fiction from modern love stories to nail-biting thrillers. In this beautifully illustrated volume, a colorful array of fiction excerpts are united with the extraordinary Hopper images that inspired them.

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Overview

Edward Hopper has gripped the imaginations of writers worldwide. Haunting in their perfect embodiment of quiet loneliness, his paintings have found their way into all forms of fiction from modern love stories to nail-biting thrillers. In this beautifully illustrated volume, a colorful array of fiction excerpts are united with the extraordinary Hopper images that inspired them.

Featured authors include: Lawrence Block, Peter Hanke, Fernando Huici, Michel Boujut, Michael Connelly, Joan Elizabeth Goodman, Jeffrey Deaver, Ira Levin,
Cynthia Freeman, Joyce Carol Oates, William Faulkner, Stuart Dybek, Catherine M. Rae, John Updike, Lucia Toso, David Thomson and Lawrence Sanders.

Gail Levin is one of the pre-eminent Hopper scholars today. She is the author of The Poetry of Solitude, Edward Hopper: A Catalog Raissone, Edward Hopper: An Intimate Biography, and Hopper's Places.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780789303981
  • Publisher: Universe Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/1/2000
  • Pages: 79
  • Product dimensions: 7.42 (w) x 7.52 (h) x 0.51 (d)

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Acknowledgments 6
Introduction 8
The Lesson of Mont Sainte-Victoire 22
Eight Million Ways to Die 24
Suspects 26
Only the Dead Know Brooklyn 30
Amours Americains 32
Seasons of the Heart 34
The Eighth Commandment 36
Saran Cobb 38
The Coast of Chicago 40
Gossip 42
Sliver 44
The Black Echo 46
Menaced Assassin 48
"Nighthawks" 50
A Keeper of Sheep 52
Il Colore Del Matting 54
Trunk Music 58
Even the Wicked 60
The Bone Collector 62
"A Truly Happy Couple" 64
"Oops Hopper!" 68
"The Journey to Cartagena" 70
Hit List 74
Works by Gail Levin for Further Reading 76
Bibliography 77
Contributors 78
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