Marksman and Other Stories (Lost Classics Ser)

Gault, William Campbell, Pronzini, Bill, Gault, Shelley

Editore: Crippen & Landru Pub, 2003
ISBN 10: 1885941927 / ISBN 13: 9781885941923
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Riassunto: William Campbell Gault won the Edgar from the Mystery Writers of America and the Life Achievement Award from the Private Eye Writers of America, but Marksman is the first collection of his extraordinary short stories from the pulps and from great digest magazines including Manhunt. The collection begins with six non-series tales showing the range of Gault’s approach to the mystery story, and continues with the entire short–story career of private–eye Joe Puma.

The stories are not only fast–paced and colorful, but as the editor, Bill Pronzini, puts it in his introduction, they are filled with "finely tuned dialogue, wry humor, sharp social observation, a vivid evocation of both upper class and bottom feeder lifestyles, and most importantly, the portrayal of people, in Fredric Brown’s words, so real and vivid that you’ll think you know them personally."

The sixth in the Lost Classics series concludes with an affectionate reminiscence of her father by Shelley Gault.

The cover painting is by Tom Roberts, one of the finest of the neo-pulp artists, combining the pulp emphasis on action and menace with modern detailed realism.

William Campbell Gault won the Edgar from the Mystery Writers of America and the Life Achievement Award from the Private Eye Writers of America, but Marksman is the first collection of his extraordinary short stories from the pulps and from great digest magazines including Manhunt. The collection begins with six non-series tales showing the range of Gault’s approach to the mystery story, and continues with the entire short–story career of private–eye Joe Puma.

The stories are not only fast–paced and colorful, but as the editor, Bill Pronzini, puts it in his introduction, they are filled with "finely tuned dialogue, wry humor, sharp social observation, a vivid evocation of both upper class and bottom feeder lifestyles, and most importantly, the portrayal of people, in Fredric Brown’s words, so real and vivid that you’ll think you know them personally."

The sixth in the Lost Classics series concludes with an affectionate reminiscence of her father by Shelley Gault.

The cover painting is by Tom Roberts, one of the finest of the neo-pulp artists, combining the pulp emphasis on action and menace with modern detailed realism.

From Booklist: Gault was a prolific professional who, between 1936 and 1995, published scores of novels and hundreds of short stories. Although he wrote everything from young adult sports fiction to racy romance, he was influential as a writer who helped bridge the gap between the whodunits of mystery fiction and the howdunits of crime fiction. Marksman is the first collection of his pulp and digest magazine short fiction. The first six stories show stylistic evolution, from "Marksman"--peppered with exclamation points, about a meek man's response to being muscled--to "Conspiracy," a more sophisticated yarn in which two farm boys scheme over a suitcase of stolen loot. The last six feature Joe Puma, one of Gault's series detectives. A self-deprecating slugger with an eye for the ladies, Puma deserves to be as well known as Philip Marlowe or, at least, Nick Charles. And the premise of "The Unholy Three"--an 11-year-old kid hires Puma to check up on his sister's boyfriend--reveals Gault as an author with a playful take on a genre still being invented. Great stuff. Keir Graff
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Titolo: Marksman and Other Stories (Lost Classics ...
Casa editrice: Crippen & Landru Pub
Data di pubblicazione: 2003
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