Cain: The Biography of James M. Cain

Cain: The Biography of James M. Cain

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Cain: The Biography of James M. Cain by Roy Hoopes

“I never knew a writer who regarded [writing] as anything but a refined form of crucifixion.”—James M. Cain

Although Cain was formerly dismissed as merely a hardboiled writer, his finest works—The Postman Always Rings Twice, Mildred Pierce, and Double Indemnity—are now considered enduring classics of American literature.

In this book Roy Hoopes gives as full a picture of the man and his life as will ever be written. The work was awarded an “Edgar” by the Mystery Writers of America.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780809313617
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
Publication date: 05/01/1987
Edition description: 1st Edition
Pages: 704
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 2.00(d)

About the Author

Roy Hoopes is Director of College Relations, Washington College, Chestertown, Maryland.

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