Usa Noir

Author: Johnny Temple
Publisher: Akashic Books
ISBN: 9781617751998
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"All the heavy hitters...came out for USA important anthology of stories shrewdly culled by Johnny Temple." --New York Times Book Review (Editors' Choice) One of Zoom Street Magazine's Favorite Books of 2014 Indie Books Roundup #1 Pick, Barnes & Noble Book Blog Included in Zoom Street Magazine's Summer Reading (Mysteries/Noir) Roundup One of "100 Best Books for Readers Young and Old," "Readers will be hard put to find a better collection of short stories in any genre." --Publishers Weekly (starred review) "A must read for mystery fans, not just devotees of Akashic's 'Noir' series, this anthology serves as both an introduction for newcomers and a greatest-hits package for regular readers of the series… There isn’t a weak story in the collection...Strongly recommended for readers who enjoy mysteries published by Hard Case Crime, as well as for fans of police procedurals." --Library Journal (starred review) "The 37 stories in this collection represent the best of the U.S.-based anthologies, and the list of contributors include virtually anyone who’s made the best-seller list with a work of crime fiction in the last decade...a must-have anthology." --Booklist (starred review) "It's hard to imagine how the present anthology could be topped for sheer marquee appeal...Perhaps the single most impressive feature of the collection is its range of voices, from Joyce Carol Oates' faux innocent young family to Megan Abbott's impressionable high school kids to the chorus of peremptory voices S.J. Rozan plants in a haunted thief's head. Eat your heart out, Walt Whitman: These are the folks who hear America singing, and moaning and screaming." --Kirkus Reviews "A less enlightened Temple cover collection of crime and mystery stories could easily reduce itself to stereotypical cartoons about white detectives with a whiskey bottle and a gun in the drawer but Akashic's series takes itself very seriously in its mission to represent all aspects of a city’s dark side." --Kirkus Reviews, Feature Story/Interview with Johnny Temple "For those who prefer their crime closer to home, there is USA Noir, a veritable greatest hits of Akashic's long-running, acclaimed noir anthology series, rounding up solid gold blackness of the bleakest and darkest kind...Like Chuck Berry sang, 'Anything you want, we got right here in the USA.'" --Mystery Scene Magazine Launched with the summer 2004 award-winning bestseller Brooklyn Noir, the groundbreaking Akashic Noir series now includes over sixty volumes and counting. Each book is comprised of all-new stories, each one set in a distinct location within the city of the book. Featuring stories by: Dennis Lehane, Don Winslow, Michael Connelly, George Pelecanos, Susan Straight, Jonathan Safran Foer, Laura Lippman, Pete Hamill, Joyce Carol Oates, Lee Child, T. Jefferson Parker, Lawrence Block, Terrance Hayes, Jerome Charyn, Jeffery Deaver, Maggie Estep, Bayo Ojikutu, Tim McLoughlin, Barbara DeMarco-Barrett, Reed Farrel Coleman, Megan Abbott, Elyssa East, James W. Hall, J. Malcolm Garcia, Julie Smith, Joseph Bruchac, Pir Rothenberg, Luis Alberto Urrea, Domenic Stansberry, John O'Brien, S.J. Rozan, Asali Solomon, William Kent Krueger, Tim Broderick, Bharti Kirchner, Karen Karbo, and Lisa Sandlin. From the introduction by Johnny Temple: "From the start, the heart and soul of Akashic Books has been dark, provocative, well-crafted tales from the disenfranchised. I learned early on that writings from outside the mainstream almost necessarily coincide with a mood and spirit of noir, and are composed by authors whose life circumstances often place them in environs exposed to crime...This volume serves up a top-shelf selection of stories from the series set in the United States. USA Noir only scratches the surface, however, and every single volume has gems on offer."

Usa Noir

ISBN: 8577345157
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'Cada volume reúne contos noir de escritores famosos e iniciantes com o pano de fundo de alguma cidade dos Estados Unidos. Devido ao grande sucesso, o editor Johnny Temple teve a difícil tarefa de reunir em um único volume, agora com edição no Brasil, os melhores contos do país. Desde a clássica combinação detetive, arma e uísque a histórias surpreendentes que revelam o lado sombrio e inusitado do homem, USA noir alcança todas as mazelas da consciência humana e da realidade oculta das cidades. Com nomes de peso da literatura, como Dennis Lehane, Lawrence Block, Joyce Carol Oates, Michael Connelly, Jonathan Safran Foer, Lee Child, Don Winslow, entre outros, a série é a oportunidade de o leitor ter acesso ao que há de mais novo e instigante no cenário de ficção policial norte-americana.'

Dallas Noir

Author: David Hale Smith
Publisher: Akashic Books
ISBN: 9781617752025
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One of Texas Monthly's "5 Things You’ll be Talking about in November" "All in all, the stories in Dallas Noir have an unsettling, slightly creepy presence that is not just appropriate but completely necessary for a collection of noir fiction. If you think Dallas is boring or white-bread -- well, perhaps you haven’t gotten out much and seen the dark edges of Big D for yourself. And if you haven’t, maybe you don’t even want to." --Dallas Morning News "If you want to delve into the creepier sides of Dallas, this is a good start." --Lakewood/East Dallas Advocate "Dallas Noir is a fiction mosaic, showing a city of class divisions precariously held together by money, land, and false love. It also shows the expanse of noir and it’s power." (MysteryPeople Pick of the Month) "The latest entry in Akashic Books’ award-winning noir anthology series doesn’t disappoint, featuring a Texas-sized serving of writing’s heavy hitters and satisfying short fiction." --Criminal Class Press "There are two reasons why you should buy Dallas Noir...Reason No. 1: you’ll enjoy reading it. Reason No. 2: the publisher, Akashic Books, has published these noir series all over the country." --D Magazine/FrontBurner "November 22 looms, and as the watershed nears, a new anthology of short stories sets out with a noble purpose: to make Dallas known for something more than the place where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated." --Dallas Culture Map "Yet, Dallas’ almost-fleeting presence, the glaring contrasts of the stinking rich and the hapless poor, its buxom women and its Texan masculinity teamed with Hispanic folklore, all find their way into each of these 16 short stories." --The Mercury (UTD Student Newspaper) "If we are going to commemorate the milestone anniversary of the worst crime ever committed in Big D, why not precede it with a few tales of bad luck, bad choices, and bad timing?" --M. Denise C. "A great collection of brand new short stories." --Kick Ass Book Reviews Featuring brand-new stories by: Kathleen Kent, Ben Fountain, James Hime, Harry Hunsicker, Matt Bondurant, Merritt Tierce, Daniel J. Hale, Emma Rathbone, Jonathan Woods, Oscar C. Peña, Clay Reynolds, Lauren Davis, Fran Hillyer, Catherine Cuellar, David Haynes, and J. Suzanne Frank. From the introduction by David Hale Smith: My favorite line in my favorite song about Dallas goes like this: Dallas is a rich man with a death wish in his eyes / A steel and concrete soul in a warm heart and love disguise . . . The narrator of Jimmie Dale Gilmore’s perfect tune “Dallas” is coming to town as a broke dreamer with the bright lights of the big city on his mind. He’s just seen the Dallas cityscape through the window of his seat on a DC-9 at night. Is he just beginning his quest? Or is he on his way home, flying out of Love Field, reminiscing after seeing the woman who stepped on him when he was down? In a country with so many interesting cities, Dallas is often overlooked—except on November 22 every year. The heartbreaking anniversary keeps coming back around in a nightmare loop, for all of us. On that day in 1963, Dallas became American noir. A permanent black scar on its history that will never be erased, no matter how many happy business stories and hit television shows arise from here. In a stark ongoing counterweight to the JFK tragedy are those two iterations of the TV show. Dallas is not a TV show. It’s a real city . . . For the past forty years, my capacity to be surprised by it has not diminished one bit. I hope the stories in this collection will surprise you too.

Havana Noir

Author: Achy Obejas
Publisher: Akashic Books
ISBN: 9781936070237
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Brand-new stories by: Leonardo Padura, Pablo Medina, Alex Abella, Arturo Arango, Lea Aschkenas, Moises Asis, Arnaldo Correa, Mabel Cuesta, Yohamna Depestre, Michel Encinosa Fu, Mylene Fernandez Pintado, Carolina Garcia-Aguilera, Miguel Mejides, Achy Obejas, Oscar F. Ortiz, Ena Lucia Portela, Mariela Varona Roque, and Yoss.?? To most outsiders, Havana is a tropical sin city: a Roman ruin of sex and noise, a parallel universe familiar but exotic, and embargoed enough to serve as a release valve for whatever desire or pulse has been repressed or denied. Habaneros know that this is neither new--long before Havana collapsed during the Revolution's Special Period, all the way back to colonial times, it had already been the destination of choice for foreigners who wanted to indulge in what was otherwise forbidden to them--nor particularly true. In the real Havana--the lawless Havana that never appears in the postcards or tourist guides--the concept of sin has been banished by the urgency of need. And need--aching and hungry--inevitably turns the human heart darker, feral, and criminal. In this Havana, crime, though officially vanquished by revolutionary decree, is both wistfully quotidian and personally vicious. In the stories of Havana Noir, current and former residents of the city--some international sensations such as Leonardo Padura, others exciting new voices like Yohamna Depestre--uncover crimes of violence and loveless sex, of mental cruelty and greed, of self-preservation and collective hysteria. Achy Obejas is the award-winning author of Days of Awe, Memory Mambo, and We Came all the Way from Cuba So You Could Dress Like This? Her poems, stories, and essays have appeared in dozens of anthologies. A long-time contributor to the Chicago Tribune, she was part of the 2001 investigative team that earned a Pulitzer Prize for the series, "Gateway to Gridlock." Currently, she is the Sor Juana Writer-in-Residence at DePaul University in Chicago. She was born in Havana.?? Praise for Havana Noir: Miami Herald, 11/25/07 Sewer-dwelling dwarves who run a black market. An engineer moonlighting as a beautician to make ends meet. Street toughs pondering existentialism. An aging aristocrat with an unsolvable dilemma. A Chinese boy bent on avenging his father's death. These are the characters you will meet in this remarkable collection, the latest edition of an original noir series featuring stories set in a distinct neighborhood of a particular city. Throughout these 18 stories, current and former residents of Havana -- some well-known, some previously undiscovered -- deliver gritty tales of depravation, depravity, heroic perseverance, revolution and longing in a city mythical and widely misunderstood. This is noir of a different shade and texture, shadowy and malevolent, to be sure, but desperate, too, heartbreakingly wounded, the stories linked more by the acrid pall of a failed but seemingly interminable experiment than by genre. Ambiguities abound, and ingenuity flourishes even as morality evaporates in the daily struggle for self-preservation. In this dark light the best of these stories are also the most disturbing. What For, This Burden by Michel Encinosa Fu, a resident of Havana, is a brutal and wrenching tale of brothers involved in drug deals and child prostitution; they peddle their own sister. The Red Bridge, by Yoss, another Havana resident, depicts a violent incident in the lives of two friends with apparently great potential who, though acutely aware of the depravity of their situation, are powerless or unwilling to extract themselves from the mean streets of El Patio. Cuban engineer Mariela Varona Roque's offering, The Orchid, is a short but powerful tale of the demise of a young boy frequently entrusted to the care of a browbeaten neighbor obsessed with his solitary orchid. Isolation, poverty

Dc Noir

Author: George Pelecanos
Publisher: Akashic Books
ISBN: 9781936070251
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Brand new stories by: George Pelecanos, James Grady, Kenji Jasper, Jim Beane, Jabari Asim, Ruben Castaneda, James Patton, Norman Kelley, Jennifer Howard, Richard Currey, Lester Irby, and others. Mystery sensation Pelecanos pens the lead story and edits this groundbreaking collection of stories detailing the seedy underside of the nation's capital. This is not an anthology of ill-conceived and inauthentic political thrillers. Instead, in D.C. Noir, pimps, whores, gangsters, and con-men run rampant in zones of this city that most never hear about.

Aur Lien Massons Paris Noir

Author: Marc Villard
Publisher: CulturBooks
ISBN: 9783959880879
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Literarisches Städte-Porträt - 12 exklusive Geschichten der besten französischen Noir-Autoren. 12 Kurzgeschichten, 12 Blickwinkel, 12 Stadtviertel – und 12 faszinierende Teile eines größeren Puzzles. Ein spannendes Städteporträt und eine Entdeckungsreise durch die Kriminalliteratur Frankreichs. "Die ungemütlichen und stickigen Schauplätze der Verbrechen in "Paris Noir" erinnern eindringlich daran, dass die Franzosen den "noir" erfunden haben. The New York Times »Paris Noir« führt den Leser mit 12 exklusiven Storys durch die Banlieues und das mittelalterliche Zentrum der Stadt mit seinen gewundenen Gassen, seinen Geistern und den tief in der Geschichte vergrabenen Geheimnissen. Mitten hinein in Kriminalität, Schießereien, verwickelte Affären und zerstörte Träume – denn Paris ist nicht nur die Stadt der Liebe ... »Man bewohnt seine Stadt nicht, man erträumt sie. Ich möchte Sie einladen, mir in diesen Traum zu folgen.« Aurélien Masson (HG)

Femme Noire

Author: Theresa Hartig
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 9783640423224
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2009 im Fachbereich Filmwissenschaft, Note: 2,0, Freie Universitat Berlin (Seminar fur Filmwissenschaft - Institut fur Theaterwissenschaft), Veranstaltung: Vertiefungsmodul Filmanalyse und -geschichte: Hauptseminar Film Noir, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Film Noir bezeichnet eine Reihe von Filmen, die in den 40er und 50er Jahren in den USA entstanden. Der Film Noir war ein Phanomen, das am Ende des zweiten Weltkriegs und nach dem Krieg auftauchte und ist gepragt von der unruhigen Zeit, zu welcher die Filme entstanden. Die Filme zeichnen sich aus durch eine verwandte Thematik sowie einen ahnlichen Stil, insbesondere aber durch eine gemeinsame dunkle und geheimnisvolle Atmosphare. Dennoch sind die meisten Films Noirs sehr vielfaltig und lassen sich auch noch weiteren Genres, wie beispielsweise haufig dem Politkrimi, zuordnen. Der exakte Rahmen des Film Noir bleibt verschwommen und es gibt viele Filme, die sich in einem Zwischenbereich befinden. Was die Films Noirs jedoch zu vereinen scheint, ist vor allem ihre Abgrenzung von den konventionellen Hollywood-Filmen dieser Zeit. Thematisch vereint die Filme ausserdem ihr Pessimismus und Hang zum Negativen, stilistisch besteht die Einheit in dunklen zerschnittenen Bildern und zahlreichen Schattierungen und Kontrasten. Im Film Noir lasst sich ebenfalls feststellen, dass das hier prasentierte Bild von Frauen nicht jenem des konventionellen Hollywood-Films entspricht. Insbesondere treten hier vermehrt machtige und selbststandige, von Mannern vollkommen unabhangige Frauen auf, wenngleich auch ihr Gegenbild, die dem Mann unterworfene Frau, auch noch gelegentlich eine Rolle spielt. Eines der beliebtesten und das wohl bekannteste Frauenbild des Film Noir ist die femme fatale. Diese Arbeit untersucht das Frauenbild des Film Noir, die so genannte femme noire. Es wird ein Uberblick uber die verschiedenen prasentierten Frauentypen gegeben, sowie nach dem Anlass fur diese Inszenierungsweise der Frau gesucht. H"