The Oxford Book of American Detective Stories

The Oxford Book of American Detective Stories by Cornell Woolrich

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Hillerman, author of the Joe Leaphorn mysteries, and Herbert, editor of The Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing, trace this short-story genre from its beginnings in the hands of Edgar Allen Poe through its development by the likes of Erle Stanley Gardner, Mary Roberts Rinehart and Anthony Boucher to its current practice by such masters as Marcia Muller. Poe`s "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," which established a great many of the whodunit conventions, is indispensable to such an overview. Raymond Chandler`s "I`ll be Waiting" emits a doom-laden atmosphere right from the first line; William Faulkner shows unexpected economy of language?and a transparent plot?in "An Error in Chemistry." Ed McBain scores high marks in "Small Homicide," in which the tiny details of a baby`s untimely death resonate uncomfortably. As represented in this competent, unstartling collection, Linda Barnes ("Lucky Penny") easily outsasses Sue Grafton ("The Parker Shotgun"). Hillerman makes a solid appearance with "Chee`s Witch," and in "Benny`s Space" Muller captures the full subtle force of her novel-length vision.

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Cornell Woolrich (English Cornell Woolrich ) Aliases - William Irish (William, William Irish ), George Hopley (George Hopley). December 4, 1903, New York - September 25, 1968, New York. American writer. One of the founders and the most prominent representatives of the "Noire" style ("noir" or "black style") - a special style of storytelling that focuses on the feelings of despair and hopelessness generated by illness, deceit and betrayal, evil fate gravitating over the protagonist in all its manifestations ... Cornell Woolrich was born in New York, but spent his childhood in Mexico, where his father worked. After the divorce of his parents, he returned to New York with his mother, entered the Faculty of Journalism at Columbia University, which he left after 3 years in order to study literature. The first experiments were an imitation of F.S. Fitzgerald, however, Woolrich`s debut novel Cover Charge (1926) was awarded a huge cash prize ($ 10,000) at the First National Competition and was filmed in 1929. In 1928, Woolrich began working as a screenwriter in Hollywood. Here, unexpectedly for everyone, he married the daughter of one of the owners of a large film company, but after a few weeks the marriage was dissolved (someone threw Cornell`s diary to his young wife in which he described the details of his homosexual inclinations). In 1940, the publication of The Bride Wore Black was the start of his famous "black series" of six novels. To avoid dependence on one publisher, Woolrich began to use pseudonyms, the most famous of which is William Irish (William the Irish). The personal life of the writer was, as it were, a reflection of his darkest "black novels". Despite his wealth, Woolrich lived in one of the poorest and dirtiest hotels in New York, which was also the center of petty criminals. One of the most dramatic moments in his biography was his relationship with his mother. Cornell loved her, but it was hard to experience constant pressure, jealousy, the desire to subjugate his son. Only once did he manage to escape from her care. The freedom lasted only 3 weeks. At the end of his life, Woolrich was physically attached to her, and spent almost 2 years at her bedside without leaving the hotel. In one of the interviews, the writer complained that he never knew other occupations or hobbies besides literature, and therefore each subsequent day of his life is similar to the previous one. After the death of his mother, the writer moved from the hated hotel to another, made one trip in almost his entire life - to Canada. His creative activity declined. He mainly republished edited old works. Attempts to prove themselves in nondetective creativity were unsuccessful. At the end of his life, a cruel fate dealt him a series of new serious blows. Alcoholism, cataracts and loss of one eye, gangrene and amputation of the legs. Like his heroes, Woolrich sat by the window or in the lobby of the hotel, observing the life of the street. On September 25, 1968, Cornwell Woolrich passed away, leaving his millionth fortune to Columbia University to form a foundation named after his mother. His bright and unusual talent found recognition not only among readers, but also among filmmakers and fellow writers. In 1949, the American Detective Writers Association awarded him the Edgar Poe Prize, not for a separate collection, but for the enduring value of his stories. Cornell Woolrich`s books have greatly influenced the formation of the film noir genre, bringing a keen sense of helplessness and paranoia to it. In the period from 1942 to 1949, 11 Woolrich novels were filmed, among the heroes of which were such characters as a psychic, alcoholics, wanted criminals, people with amnesia and victims of conspiracies. Filmography of Woolrich includes 90 films and television films, incl. famous film A.

Hitchcock "Window to the courtyard". In 1968, French director François Truffaut shoots the film La mariée était en noir based on the novel by Cornell Wore Black (1940). The picture became a benefit performance for Jeanne Moreau, who created a vivid image of the "black bride". The film is also known as "The Newlywed Was in Mourning" and "The Newlywed Was in Black". The film "Kill Bill" directed by Quentin Tarantino contains many references to the plot and individual scenes of "The Bride". Truffaut directed another film based on Woolrich`s novel, La sirène du Mississipi (1969 - novel Waltz into Darkness, 1947). The Americans did not stand aside and shot a remake with Angelina Jolie (Original Sin, 2001), in the Russian box office the film is called "The Temptation". *** Woolrich created a new type of detective, which critics later called "suspense" - a novel with a special, dark atmosphere of uncertainty, anxious expectation and anxiety. Woolrich is a master of consistent, technologically savvy horror - and the process is addictive. The darkness of the city at night, terrible nightmares that haunt the heroes, the poverty of the poor neighborhoods, the dubious luxury of the rich and a keen sense of insecurity of both. No one can feel safe, especially in time. Yes, it is precisely time, its inevitability that is one of the full-fledged, if not the most important, heroes of the novel. Fear, fear of time, its inevitability, awareness of this torments everyone. Time is killing. The description of this process is impressive.  Detective. declaration of love , Wikipedia , IMDb , Bibliographie , RARA-AVIS: Bibliographies . [collapse collapsed title = Bibliography:] Like Cornell Woolrich ( Cornell Woolrich ) Novels 1926 - Cover Charge 1927 - Children of the Ritz 1929 - Times Square 1930 - A Young Man`s Heart 1931 - The Time of Her Life 1932 - Manhattan Love Song 1940 - The Bride Wore Black (aka Beware the Lady) - The bride wore black 1941 - The Black Curtain - Black curtain 1942 - Black alibi - Black alibi [= Weak alibi] 1943 - The Black Angel - The Black Angel 1944 - The Black Path of Fear - The Black Path of Fear 1948 - Rendezvous in Black - Encounters in the Dark 1950 - Savage Bride 1958 - Hotel Room - Hotel Room 1959 - Death is my Dancing Partner - Death is my dance partner 1960 - The Doom Stone 1987 - Into the Night (with Lawrence Block) Omnibus 1997 - The Cornell Woolrich Omnibus Collections 1956 - Nightmare 1958 - Violence 1959 - Beyond the Night 1965 - The Dark Side of Love - The Other Side of Love 1965 - The Ten Faces of Cornell Woolrich 1971 - Nightwebs 1978 - An gels of Darkness 1981 - The Fantastic Stories of Cornell Woolrich 1983 - Four by Cornell Woolrich 1984 - Rear Window 1985 - Vampire`s Honeymoon 1985 - Blind Date With Death 1985 - Darkness at Dawn: Early Suspense Classics by Cornell Woolrich 2004 - Night and Fear: 20 Stories 2005 - Tonight Somewhere in New York Anthologies containing stories by Cornell Woolrich 1946 - And the Darkness Falls 1964 - Venture Science Fiction 9 1969 - Daring Detectives 1981 - The Giant Book of Horror Stories 1989 - Tales of the Occult Short stories 1935 - Speak to Me of Death 1935 - The Corpse and the Kid - What to do for a dead man 1936 - Dilemma of the Dead Lady - Lady, jack ...

1937 - Guns, Gentleman (= Twice-Trod Path; The Lamp of Memory) - To Arms, Gentlemen, or A Path Traveled Twice 1938 - The Screaming Laugh 1939 - Through a Dead Man`s Eye 1939 - The Dog with the Wooden Leg - A Dog with a Wooden Leg 1942 - Two Murders, One Crime - Three executions for one murder 1942 - Rear Window - Window to the courtyard 1958 - Somebody`s Clothes-Somebody`s Life 1965 - Too Nice a Day to Die - Too Nice to Die Under the pseudonym William Irish 1942 - Phantom Lady - Ghost Lady (Ghost Woman) 1944 - Deadline at Dawn - Everything will be over at dawn [= Deadline at dawn] 1947 - Waltz into darkness - Waltz in the dark [= Siren from Mississippi, Mississippi Mermaid, Primordial Sin, Seduction] 1948 - I Married a Dead Man - Married a Dead Man (= I married a dead man) 1951 - Marihuana 1951 - Stranglers Serenade - Killer`s Serenade 1951 - You`ll Never See Me Again Short stories [/ b ] 1943 - I wouldn`t be in your shoes - I wouldn`t want to be in your shoes 1944 - After-dinner story 19 45 - If I should die before I wake - Die before I wake 1946 - The dancing detective - Dancing detective 1948 - Dead man blues 1949 - The blue ribbon - Blue ribbon 1950 - Six nights of mystery 1950 - Somebody on the phone 1952 - Bluebeard`s seventh wife - Bluebeard`s seventh wife 1952 - Eyes that watch you 1956 - Borrowed crime Three O`Clock Under the pseudonym George Hopley ( George Hopley ) 1945 - Night has a thousand eyes - Thousand Eyes of the Night 1950 - Fright Books about Cornell Woolrich 1988 - First You Dream, Then You Die by Francis M Nevins 1991 - Blues of a Lifetime: The Autobiography of Cornell Woolrich by Mark T.

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Cornell Woolrich (English Cornell Woolrich ) Aliases - William Irish (William, William Irish ), George Hopley (George Hopley). December 4, 1903, New York - September 25, 1968, New York. American writer. One of the founders and the most prominent representatives of the "Noire" style ("noir" or "black style") - a special style of storytelling that focuses on the feelings of despair and hopelessness generated by illness, deceit and betrayal, evil fate gravitating over the protagonist in all its manifestations ... Cornell Woolrich was born in New York, but spent his childhood in Mexico, where his father worked. After the divorce of his parents, he returned to New York with his mother, entered the Faculty of Journalism at Columbia University, which he left after 3 years in order to study literature. The first experiments were an imitation of F.S. Fitzgerald, however, Woolrich`s debut novel Cover Charge (1926) was awarded a huge cash prize ($ 10,000) at the First National Competition and was filmed in 1929. In 1928, Woolrich began working as a screenwriter in Hollywood. Here, unexpectedly for everyone, he married the daughter of one of the owners of a large film company, but after a few weeks the marriage was dissolved (someone threw Cornell`s diary to his young wife in which he described the details of his homosexual inclinations). In 1940, the publication of The Bride Wore Black was the start of his famous "black series" of six novels. To avoid dependence on one publisher, Woolrich began to use pseudonyms, the most famous of which is William Irish (William the Irish). The personal life of the writer was, as it were, a reflection of his darkest "black novels". Despite his wealth, Woolrich lived in one of the poorest and dirtiest hotels in New York, which was also the center of petty criminals. One of the most dramatic moments in his biography was his relationship with his mother. Cornell loved her, but it was hard to experience constant pressure, jealousy, the desire to subjugate his son. Only once did he manage to escape from her care. The freedom lasted only 3 weeks. At the end of his life, Woolrich was physically attached to her, and spent almost 2 years at her bedside without leaving the hotel. In one of the interviews, the writer complained that he never knew other occupations or hobbies besides literature, and therefore each subsequent day of his life is similar to the previous one. After the death of his mother, the writer moved from the hated hotel to another, made one trip in almost his entire life - to Canada. His creative activity declined. He mainly republished edited old works. Attempts to prove themselves in nondetective creativity were unsuccessful. At the end of his life, a cruel fate dealt him a series of new serious blows. Alcoholism, cataracts and loss of one eye, gangrene and amputation of the legs. Like his heroes, Woolrich sat by the window or in the lobby of the hotel, observing the life of the street. On September 25, 1968, Cornwell Woolrich passed away, leaving his millionth fortune to Columbia University to form a foundation named after his mother. His bright and unusual talent found recognition not only among readers, but also among filmmakers and fellow writers. In 1949, the American Detective Writers Association awarded him the Edgar Poe Prize, not for a separate collection, but for the enduring value of his stories. Cornell Woolrich`s books have greatly influenced the formation of the film noir genre, bringing a keen sense of helplessness and paranoia to it. In the period from 1942 to 1949, 11 Woolrich novels were filmed, among the heroes of which were such characters as a psychic, alcoholics, wanted criminals, people with amnesia and victims of conspiracies. Filmography of Woolrich includes 90 films and television films, incl. famous film A. Hitchcock "Window to the courtyard". In 1968, French director François Truffaut shoots the film La mariée était en noir based on the novel by Cornell Wore Black (1940). The picture became a benefit performance for Jeanne Moreau, who created a vivid image of the "black bride". The film is also known as "The Newlywed Was in Mourning" and "The Newlywed Was in Black". The film "Kill Bill" directed by Quentin Tarantino contains many references to the plot and individual scenes of "The Bride". Truffaut directed another film based on Woolrich`s novel, La sirène du Mississipi (1969 - novel Waltz into Darkness, 1947). The Americans did not stand aside and shot a remake with Angelina Jolie (Original Sin, 2001), in the Russian box office the film is called "The Temptation". *** Woolrich created a new type of detective, which critics later called "suspense" - a novel with a special, dark atmosphere of uncertainty, anxious expectation and anxiety. Woolrich is a master of consistent, technologically savvy horror - and the process is addictive. The darkness of the city at night, terrible nightmares that haunt the heroes, the poverty of the poor neighborhoods, the dubious luxury of the rich and a keen sense of insecurity of both. No one can feel safe, especially in time. Yes, it is precisely time, its inevitability that is one of the full-fledged, if not the most important, heroes of the novel. Fear, fear of time, its inevitability, awareness of this torments everyone. Time is killing. The description of this process is impressive.  Detective. declaration of love , Wikipedia , IMDb , Bibliographie , RARA-AVIS: Bibliographies . [collapse collapsed title = Bibliography:] Like Cornell Woolrich ( Cornell Woolrich ) Novels 1926 - Cover Charge 1927 - Children of the Ritz 1929 - Times Square 1930 - A Young Man`s Heart 1931 - The Time of Her Life 1932 - Manhattan Love Song 1940 - The Bride Wore Black (aka Beware the Lady) - The bride wore black 1941 - The Black Curtain - Black curtain 1942 - Black alibi - Black alibi [= Weak alibi] 1943 - The Black Angel - The Black Angel 1944 - The Black Path of Fear - The Black Path of Fear 1948 - Rendezvous in Black - Encounters in the Dark 1950 - Savage Bride 1958 - Hotel Room - Hotel Room 1959 - Death is my Dancing Partner - Death is my dance partner 1960 - The Doom Stone 1987 - Into the Night (with Lawrence Block) Omnibus 1997 - The Cornell Woolrich Omnibus Collections 1956 - Nightmare 1958 - Violence 1959 - Beyond the Night 1965 - The Dark Side of Love - The Other Side of Love 1965 - The Ten Faces of Cornell Woolrich 1971 - Nightwebs 1978 - An gels of Darkness 1981 - The Fantastic Stories of Cornell Woolrich 1983 - Four by Cornell Woolrich 1984 - Rear Window 1985 - Vampire`s Honeymoon 1985 - Blind Date With Death 1985 - Darkness at Dawn: Early Suspense Classics by Cornell Woolrich 2004 - Night and Fear: 20 Stories 2005 - Tonight Somewhere in New York Anthologies containing stories by Cornell Woolrich 1946 - And the Darkness Falls 1964 - Venture Science Fiction 9 1969 - Daring Detectives 1981 - The Giant Book of Horror Stories 1989 - Tales of the Occult Short stories 1935 - Speak to Me of Death 1935 - The Corpse and the Kid - What to do for a dead man 1936 - Dilemma of the Dead Lady - Lady, jack ... 1937 - Guns, Gentleman (= Twice-Trod Path; The Lamp of Memory) - To Arms, Gentlemen, or A Path Traveled Twice 1938 - The Screaming Laugh 1939 - Through a Dead Man`s Eye 1939 - The Dog with the Wooden Leg - A Dog with a Wooden Leg 1942 - Two Murders, One Crime - Three executions for one murder 1942 - Rear Window - Window to the courtyard 1958 - Somebody`s Clothes-Somebody`s Life 1965 - Too Nice a Day to Die - Too Nice to Die Under the pseudonym William Irish 1942 - Phantom Lady - Ghost Lady (Ghost Woman) 1944 - Deadline at Dawn - Everything will be over at dawn [= Deadline at dawn] 1947 - Waltz into darkness - Waltz in the dark [= Siren from Mississippi, Mississippi Mermaid, Primordial Sin, Seduction] 1948 - I Married a Dead Man - Married a Dead Man (= I married a dead man) 1951 - Marihuana 1951 - Stranglers Serenade - Killer`s Serenade 1951 - You`ll Never See Me Again Short stories 1943 - I wouldn`t be in your shoes - I wouldn`t want to be in your shoes 1944 - After-dinner story 19 45 - If I should die before I wake - Die before I wake 1946 - The dancing detective - Dancing detective 1948 - Dead man blues 1949 - The blue ribbon - Blue ribbon 1950 - Six nights of mystery 1950 - Somebody on the phone 1952 - Bluebeard`s seventh wife - Bluebeard`s seventh wife 1952 - Eyes that watch you 1956 - Borrowed crime Three O`Clock Under the pseudonym George Hopley ( George Hopley ) 1945 - Night has a thousand eyes - Thousand Eyes of the Night 1950 - Fright Books about Cornell Woolrich 1988 - First You Dream, Then You Die by Francis M Nevins 1991 - Blues of a Lifetime: The Autobiography of Cornell Woolrich by Mark T. 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