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Manhattan Love Song [Paperback]

By Cornell Woolrich & Francis M. Nevins, Jr. (Introduction by)
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"Nothing beats a tale of fatalistic dread by the supreme master of suspense, Cornell Woolrich. His novels and hundreds of short stories define the essence of noir nihilism."-Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review

The father of modern noir first wanted to be the second F. Scott Fitzgerald. This 1932 novel brilliantly showcases Cornell Woolrich's transition from modernist to pulp master, as the reader follows a young Manhattan couples' tragic fall from grace.

Cornell Woolrich reinvented suspense fiction for the twentieth century. For four decades hundreds of his stories appeared in popular American pulp magazines while motion picture directors as varied as Hitchcock and Truffaut memorably translated his work into such classic suspense films as Rear Window and The Bride Wore Black. He died, alone in a Manhattan hotel room, in 1968.

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Pages   184
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 5.25" Height: 8"
Weight:   0.45 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 1, 2006
Publisher   Pegasus Books
ISBN  1933648074  
ISBN13  9781933648071  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Suspense fiction writer Cornell Woolrich (1903-1968) has been called the Father of Noir and the Edgar Allan Poe of the 20th Century. His stories were the basis of such classic suspense films as Hitchcock s Rear Window and Truffaut s The Bride Wore Black. Other well-known works by Woolrich (sometimes writing under the pseudonym William Irish) include Phantom Lady, Black Angel, Deadline at Dawn, and I Married a Dead Man. "

Cornell Woolrich was born in 1903 and died in 1968.

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This is early Woolrich, setting the stage for what would be become, in my opinion, some of the best 'crime' 'mystery' 'noir' writing in American 20th Century Literature.
A neglected masterpiece.  Nov 26, 2006
As I read this fascinating page turner of a novel, I had to keep reminding myself that it was first published way back in 1932. The writing in Manhattan Love Song is so up to date, it could have been crafted last week.
I don't want to reveal too much about the plot itself because, just as in all Cornell Woolrich fiction, suspense is a key element. No, it's more than a key element, it is ubiquitous, permeating each page.

The narrative starts off as a romance. A "low rent" romance, but a romance nonetheless. It rapidly transitions to a comic romp, albeit one with decidedly sinister undertones. Then it takes the form of a bizarre murder mystery. Throughout all this, Woolrich never misses a beat. He takes the reader from one genre to the next with the greatest of ease.

Both the dialogue and the descriptive prose are consistently as smart as could be. The themes addressed are standard Cornell Woolrich fare. The ecstasy and agony of love and the burden of psychic pain so intense it can only be alleviated by "the merciful release of death".
Manhattan Love Song is an outstanding novel. A very enthusiastic 5 stars. Don't miss it.

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