Full of Life

Full of Life Full Of Life Epub Author Stephen Cooper Soaringeaglecasino.us The First Biography Of One Of The Great Outsiders Of American Literature In The First Comprehensive Biography Of John Fante, One Of The Great Lost Souls Of Twentieth Century Literature, Stephen Cooper Untangles The Enigma Of An Authentic American Original By Turns Savage And Poetic, Violent And Full Of Love, Such Underground Novels As The Road To Los Angeles Ask The Dust And Wait Until Spring, Bandini Simultaneously Reveal And Disguise Their Author Born In 1909 To Poor Italian American Parents In Colorado, Fante Ventured West In 1930 To Become A Writer Eventually Settling In Los Angeles Faded Downtown Area Of Bunker Hill, Fante Starved Between Menial Depression Era Jobs While Writing Story After Story About The World He Knew Full Of Poverty, Hatred, And The Madness Of Love His First Stories Were Published By H L Mencken In The American Mercury, But Fante Also Made A Career In Hollywood Working With The Likes Of Orson Welles And Darryl F Zanuck By The Time Of His Death, Though, He Was Nearly Forgotten Fortunately, Readers Such As Charles Bukowski Began To Recognize That Ask The Dust Stands Alongside The Best Work Of Nathanael West And Sherwood Anderson This Exacting And Vivid Biography Will Help Secure Fante S Place In The American Literary Pantheon.

  • 4.4
  • 762
  • English
  • 11 February 2018
  • Hardcover
  • 496 pages
  • 0865475547
  • Full of Life
  • Stephen Cooper

10 thoughts on “Full of Life

  1. Linda says:

    Well written biography but I was so disappointed to learn that the author of the novel and screenplay of the wonderful film, Full of Life, was a brutal, self indulgent drunk, a mean husband, and a neglectful father It shouldn t matter, but it do...

  2. Anfri Bogart says:

    John Fante era un ometto terribile e sua moglie una specie di santa Probabilmente se non avesse sprecato il suo talento scrivendo scialbe sceneggiature per Hollywood, oggi avremmo molti pi racconti e romanzi di qualit , ma lui era fatto cos amava prima di tutto godersi la vita, l arte veniva un po dopo Non mi piacciono i film, non mi sono mai piaciuti n mai mi piaceranno Ma vado in delirio per gli stipendi che pagano Una bella biografia, ricchissima e documentatissima, scritta con a John Fante era un ometto terribile e sua moglie una specie di santa ...

  3. Jason Robinson says:

    This was a very well written bio of a great, though underrated author.

  4. Guy Salvidge says:

    Perhaps not the most entertaining biography I ever did read, but a fascinating account of a great but troubled writer nonetheless.

  5. Charis says:

    It was truly the last 50 pages that earned it that 4th star Slow startI found it surprisingly dry for a book about my very favorite author But those last 50 pages were a stand out Learned a lot about a man I find fascinating.

  6. victor says:

    this book was long i took a break to read another book dreams from bunker hill by john fante the pages started falling out because i would fall asleep on the bus with it open it took me way too long to read.

  7. Ken Titt says:

    A little too much literary criticism until about the last third of the book Still, a good read about an awesome writer.

  8. Eva Schaap says:

    A very well written biography of a very complicated man and Italian American author.

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