Some Faces in the Crowd

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One of the most accomplished novelists and screenwriters of our time (What Makes Sammy Run?, On the Waterfront), Budd Schulberg is a master of the art of the short story, as he proved in his early collection Some Faces in the Crowd. The crowd is the American landscape: indelible characters drawn coast-to-coast from the teeming streets of New York to tables at Hollywood's legendary nightclub, Ciro's. In these sparkling stories, Schulberg brings us vivid, restless people haunted by abrupt failure in the wake of ...

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Overview

One of the most accomplished novelists and screenwriters of our time (What Makes Sammy Run?, On the Waterfront), Budd Schulberg is a master of the art of the short story, as he proved in his early collection Some Faces in the Crowd. The crowd is the American landscape: indelible characters drawn coast-to-coast from the teeming streets of New York to tables at Hollywood's legendary nightclub, Ciro's. In these sparkling stories, Schulberg brings us vivid, restless people haunted by abrupt failure in the wake of rapid success. In "The Arkansas Traveler" he gives us Larry "Lonesome" Rhodes's down-home stories of Riddle, Arkansas, which later became the stuff of the celebrated movie A Face in the Crowd. "Schulberg's characters have to take the responsibility for what they do. They have to pay moral costs and face defeats."—New York Times. "Packed with verisimilitude.

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Editorial Reviews

Newsday
Schulberg is capable of...an O. Henry comeuppance....Puts [each] story in...milieu larger than...solipsism of its main characters.
— Charles Taylor
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Accomplished screenwriter journeys inside the lives of restless and troubled characters...[with] colorful personalities.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566637725
  • Publisher: Ivan R Dee
  • Publication date: 1/25/2008
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.67 (w) x 8.32 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Meet the Author

Budd Schulberg has also written The Harder They Fall, Moving Pictures, On the Waterfront (play and screenplay), Ringside, and Sparring with Hemingway, all published by Ivan R. Dee. He lives in Westhampton Beach, New York.

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