The Burnt Orange Heresy

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Author: Charles Willeford
Publisher: Overlook Press
ISBN: 9781419740459
Size: 14.11 MB
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Pages : 176
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The classic neo-noir novel acclaimed as Willeford's best, soon to be a major film Fast-talking, backstabbing, womanizing, and fiercely ambitious art critic James Figueras will do anything--blackmail, burglary, and beyond--to make a name for himself. When an unscrupulous collector offers Figueras a career-making chance to interview Jacques Debierue, the greatest living--and most reclusive--artist, the critic must decide how far he will go to become the art-world celebrity he hungers to be. Will Figueras stop at the opportunity to skim some cream for himself or push beyond morality's limits to a bigger payoff? Crossing the art world with the underworld, Willeford creates a novel of dark hue and high aesthetic polish. The Burnt Orange Heresy--the 1970s crime classic now back in print--has lost none of its savage delights as it re-creates the making of a murderer, calmly and with exquisite tension, while satirizing the workings of the art world as the ultimate con.


Made In Miami

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Author: Charles Willeford
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 080957246X
Size: 80.56 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 164
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Art student Ralph Tone is working in Miami as a bellboy. He meets Hollywood hopeful Maria Duigan and falls head over heels for the ambitious beauty. As Ralph fuels his obsession by booze, pills, and lack of sleep, they both quickly become entangled with sleazy pornographer Donald McKay. Charles Willeford's MADE IN MIAMI was originally released to the unsuspecting masses in 1958 under the title LUST IS A WOMAN by a publisher incapable of spelling the author's name correctly on the cover. Written in white heat by "the unlikely father of Miami crime fiction" (Atlantic Monthly) to match the requirements of the market, the book remains a textbook example of lurid 1950s pulp fiction. It was also a springboard to the author's later masterpieces MIAMI BLUES and SIDESWIPE.


Nobody S Perfect

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Author: Anthony Lane
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 030748887X
Size: 55.90 MB
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Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 784
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Anthony Lane on Con Air— “Advance word on Con Air said that it was all about an airplane with an unusually dangerous and potentially lethal load. Big deal. You should try the lunches they serve out of Newark. Compared with the chicken napalm I ate on my last flight, the men in Con Air are about as dangerous as balloons.” Anthony Lane on The Bridges of Madison County— “I got my copy at the airport, behind a guy who was buying Playboy’s Book of Lingerie, and I think he had the better deal. He certainly looked happy with his purchase, whereas I had to ask for a paper bag.” Anthony Lane on Martha Stewart— “Super-skilled, free of fear, the last word in human efficiency, Martha Stewart is the woman who convinced a million Americans that they have the time, the means, the right, and—damn it—the duty to pipe a little squirt of soft cheese into the middle of a snow pea, and to continue piping until there are ‘fifty to sixty’ stuffed peas raring to go.” For ten years, Anthony Lane has delighted New Yorker readers with his film reviews, book reviews, and profiles that range from Buster Keaton to Vladimir Nabokov to Ernest Shackleton. Nobody’s Perfect is an unforgettable collection of Lane’s trademark wit, satire, and insight that will satisfy both the long addicted and the not so familiar.


Willeford

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Author: Don Herron
Publisher:
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Size: 52.83 MB
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Category : Reference
Languages : en
Pages : 469
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This is an extensive critical appreciation of the life and writings of an American novelist who is a master of the absurd and one of the finest writers in the 'tough-guy' genre.


Something About A Soldier

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Author: Charles Ray Willeford
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN:
Size: 77.36 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 255
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Wild Wives

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Author: Charles Willeford
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1471914356
Size: 44.79 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 240
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'No one writes a better crime novel than Charles Willeford' Elmore Leonard Amoral, sexy and brutal, Wild Wives was written in a sleazy San Francisco hotel in the early 1950s while Willeford was on leave from the army. This tale of deception features crooked detective Jacob C. Blake and his nemesis: a beautiful, insane young woman who is the wife of a socially prominent San Francisco architect. Blake becomes entangled in a web of deceit, intrigue and multiple murders in this exciting period tale. 'Mr Willeford never puts a foot wrong, and this is truly an entertainment to relish' New Yorker


The Burnt Orange Heresy

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Author: Charles Ray Willeford
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780679732525
Size: 12.47 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : un
Pages : 144
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James Figueras, a young art critic; his girlfriend, high school English teacher Berenice Hollis; Jacques Debierue, the artist; and the making of a murderer.


The Shark Infested Custard

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Author: Charles Willeford
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
ISBN: 0307490858
Size: 34.46 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 272
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From the master of Miami noir comes this tale of four regular guys living in a singles apartment building who experience firsthand that there's more than one type of heat in Miami. Larry Dolman is a rather literal minded ex-cop who now works private security. Eddie Miller is an airline pilot who's studying to get his real estate license. Don Luchessi is a silver salesman who's separated from his wife but too Catholic to get a divorce. Hank Norton is a drug company rep who gets four times as many dames as any of the other guys. They are all regular guys who like to drink, play cards, meet broads, and shoot a little pool. But when a friendly bet goes horribly awry, they find themselves with two dead bodies on their hands and a homicidal husband in the wings—and acting more like hardened criminals than upstanding citizens.


The Burnt Orange Heresy

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Author: Charles Ray Willeford
Publisher: Black Mask
ISBN: 9780887390258
Size: 26.38 MB
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Category : Art critics
Languages : un
Pages : 190
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A new paperback edition of the neo-noir novel book critics have called Willeford's best.


The Machine In Ward Eleven

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Author: Charles Willeford
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1471914399
Size: 70.62 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 240
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'I had a hunch that madness was a predominant theme and normal condition for Americans living in the second half of this century' Charles Willeford Willeford's pulp classic features six incisive tales as fresh as the day they were first published in 1963. Writing at a time when we still had some faith in our elected leaders, Willeford laid bare the American Dream - and 50 years later his revelations are as chilling and relevant as ever.