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Difficult Lives

(1993)
Jim Thompson-David Goodis-Chester Himes
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Originally published by Gryphon Books in 1993, Difficult Lives was one of the earliest attempts to track the legacy of original paperback writers such as Jim Thompson, David Goodis and Chester Himes. The individual essays on these three first appeared in literary magazines.

Difficult Lives visits a rare moment when daylight was showing around the seams of American society and visions quite in contrast to the sanctioned version drifted to the surface in books one bought off racks in drugstores and bus stations -- stark, bonelike, disturbing books.

We're pleased to make Difficult Lives available again, doubling your pleasure by pairing it with an equal volume of new essays on other crime writers, Derek Raymond, Jean-Patrick Manchette, Patricia Highsmith and Shirley Jackson among them.



Used availability for James Sallis's Difficult Lives

Paperback Editions

April 2019 : USA Paperback

Title: Difficult Lives Hitching Rides
Author(s): James Sallis
ISBN: 1-68199-044-X / 978-1-68199-044-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Syndicate
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November 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Difficult Lives - Hitching Rides
Author(s): James Sallis
ISBN: 0-85730-256-6 / 978-0-85730-256-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: No Exit Press
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March 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: Difficult Lives: Jim Thompson-David Goodis-Chester Hines
Author(s): James Sallis
ISBN: 1-58250-029-0 / 978-1-58250-029-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gryphon Pubns
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September 1993 : USA Paperback
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Title: Difficult Lives: Jim Thompson-David Goodis-Chester Himes
Author(s): James Sallis
ISBN: 0-936071-35-4 / 978-0-936071-35-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gryphon Pubns
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Kindle Editions

November 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Difficult Lives - Hitching Rides
Author(s): James Sallis
Publisher: No Exit Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


November 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition

Title: Difficult Lives Hitching Rides
Author(s): James Sallis
Publisher: Soho Syndicate
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA