Savage Art: A Biography of Jim Thompson

Savage Art: A Biography of Jim Thompson

by Robert Polito

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Overview

Robert Polito recounts Thompson's relationship with his father, a disgraced Oklahoma sheriff, with the women he adored in life and murdered on the page, with alcohol, would-be censors, and Hollywood auteurs. Unrelenting and empathetic, casting light into the darker caverns of our collective psyche, Savage Art is an exemplary homage to an American original. A National Book Critics Circle Award winner. 57 photos.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679733522
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/28/1996
Pages: 560
Sales rank: 648,955
Product dimensions: 5.19(w) x 7.96(h) x 1.36(d)

About the Author

Robert Polito is a poet, essayist, and critic whose works include Hollywood & God and Doubles. Additionally, his critical works include A Reader’s Guide to James Merrill’s The Changing Light at Sandover and At the Titan’s Breakfast: Three Essays on Byron’s Poetry. Polito has served as president of the Poetry Foundation and hosts a radio show aimed at showcasing emerging poets called PoetryNow.

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