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James M. Cain

Novelist (1-Jul-1892 — 27-Oct-1977)


James M. Cain; Roy Hoopes (Editor). 60 Years of Journalism. Bowling Green, OH: Bowling Green University Popular Press. 1985. 240pp.

Richard Fine. James M. Cain and the American Authors' Authority. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press. 1992. 286pp.

François Guerif. James M. Cain: Biographie. Paris, France: Séguier. 1992. 306pp.

Roy Hoopes. Cain: The Biography of James M. Cain. New York, NY: Henry Holt & Company. 1982. 684pp.

David Madden. James M. Cain. New York: Twayne. 1970. 200pp.

Paul Skenazy. James M. Cain. New York: Continuum Publishing/Frederick Ungar. 1989. 203pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.245)

  7. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  8. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.40)

  9. Contemporary Novelists (pp.215-18)

  10. Twentieth Century Authors (p.235)

  11. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.116)

  12. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.160)

  13. Celebrity Register 3rd Issue (p.84)

  14. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.111)

  15. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.84)

  16. Legends in Their Own Time (p.39)

  17. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.3)

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