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Savage Art: A Biography of Jim Thompson

Savage Art: A Biography of Jim Thompson

(1995)
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This work comprises a biography of modern crime novelist, Jim Thompson, whose works comprise "The Grifters" and "The Killer Inside Me". It combines extensive research with a novelistic style to present a chronicle of Thompson's private and public history. After an itinerant childhood during which his sheriff father was driven from office for embezzlement; and as a roughneck in the Texan oil fields of the 1920s, Thompson's leftist leanings were galvanized, leading to his membership of the Wobblies and the Communist Party. He became successful as a writer with the pulp fiction houses of the 1950s, writing a dozen of his more enduring novels in just 19 months.

 
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Hardback Editions

October 1995 : USA Hardback
Title: Savage Art: A Biography of Jim Thompson
Author(s): Robert Polito
ISBN: 0-394-58407-4 / 978-0-394-58407-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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Paperback Editions

March 1997 : UK Paperback
Title: Savage Art: Biography of Jim Thompson
Author(s): Robert Polito
ISBN: 1-85242-571-7 / 978-1-85242-571-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
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