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Jim Thompson

Novelist (27-Sep-1906 — 7-Apr-1977)


Gaylord Brewer. Laughing Like Hell: The Harrowing Satires of Jim Thompson. Borgo Press. 1996. 144pp.

Michael J. McCauley. Jim Thompson: Sleep with the Devil: A Biography of America's Greatest Noir Writer. New York: Mystery Press. 1991. 340pp.

Robert Polito. Savage Art: A Biography of Jim Thompson. 1995. 543pp.

James Sallis. Difficult Lives: Jim Thompson, David Goodis, Chester Himes. Gryphon Books. 1993. 99pp.


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  5. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.236)

  6. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.1022)

  7. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers (p.399)

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