By Robert L. Gale
A pioneer in "hard-boiled fiction," James Mallahan Cain completed repute together with his first novel, The Postman continuously earrings two times. His Double Indemnity and Mildred Pierce quickly undefined, as did profitable motion picture models of all 3 novels. together with his seventeen different novels and diverse brief tales, Cain is still probably the most influential writers of the 20th century. This reference consultant to Cain's oeuvre deals a chronology detailing his existence as reporter, Hollywood scenarist, and best-selling writer. Entries for his fiction stick with, with plot synopses, id of greater than 900 characters, and significant commentaries, many bringing up works for extra interpreting. An advent to Cain's fiction and a source for students and aficionados, this compendium offers the main thorough exploration so far of this significant American author.
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Captain (“Death on the Beach”). He is the Brazos Santiago station pilot who tells the narrator about Gil’s drowning, his mother Maria’s sorrow, Diego’s valiant effort to save the boy, and her marrying him. Career in C Major (as “Two Can Sing,” serial in American, beginning April 1938; revised as novel, Career in C Major, 1943). (Characters: Gwenny Blair, Doris Borland, Evelyn Borland, Leonard Borland, Randolph Borland, Louise Bronson, Cecil Carver, Christine, Craig, Ethel Gorman, Guizot, Mrs. ) 25 1.
Taxi to the Eastman Theatre. Leonard peeks at an accomplished-looking audience. — rises to pure “ﬁreworks,” applause, and bows. ” Too fast. A “bit” of applause. Second song. Too loud. A “ripple” of applause. Third song. Disaster. ” Bows and exits. ” Cecil says the audience is “cold as dead ﬁsh,” criticizes Leonard for bellowing like a train announcer, but permits him to go ahead after intermission. She does her Mozart, plus an encore. Wilkins, who heard the two arguing, signals Leonard on, and he starts his “recitative”— which Wilkins “mumble[s]” is terriﬁc.
Castille, 150, 151, 159, 161; Hoopes, 421; Madden 1970, , 136; Maltin, 203; Reck, 379; Skenazy, 96) Byrd, Curley (The Moth). He is the University of Maryland football coach when Jack and Denny Deets play there. C Cain’s Fiction, in Chronological Order of Publication “Pastorale,” March 1928. “The Taking of Monfaucon,” June 1929. “The Baby in the Icebox,” January 1933. The Postman Always Rings Twice, 1934. Double Indemnity, 1934. “Come-back,” June 1934. “Dead Man,” March 1936. ,” March 1936.