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Savage Art: A Biography of Jim Thompson (Paperback)

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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: 9780679733522
ISBN-10: 0679733523
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: October 1st, 1996
Pages: 560
Language: English