High Priest Of California

Author: Charles Willeford
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 147191433X
Size: 65.33 MB
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High Priest Of California from the Author: Charles Willeford. 'No one writes a better crime novel than Charles Willeford' Elmore Leonard Russell Haxby is a ruthless used-car salesman obsessed with manipulating and cavorting with married women. In this classic or hard-boiled fiction, Willeford crafts a wry, sardonic tale of hypocrisy, intrigue and lust set in San Francisco in the early fifties, in which every sentence masks innuendo and every detail hides a clue.

Wild Wives

Author: Charles Willeford
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
ISBN: 0307493229
Size: 65.31 MB
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Wild Wives from the Author: Charles Willeford. Jake Blake is a private detective short on cash when he meets a rich and beautiful young woman looking to escape her father’s smothering influence. Unfortunately for Jake, the smothering influence includes two thugs hired to protect her—and the woman is in fact not the daughter of the man she wants to escape, but his wife. Now Jake has two angry thugs and one jealous husband on his case. As Jake becomes more deeply involved with this glamorous and possibly crazy woman, he becomes entangled in a web of deceit, intrigue—and multiple murders. Brilliant, sardonic, and full of surprises, Wild Wives is one wild ride. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Charles Willeford Omnibus 1

Author: Charles Willeford
Publisher: Orion
ISBN: 9781409160601
Size: 25.47 MB
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Charles Willeford Omnibus 1 from the Author: Charles Willeford. Charles Willeford was a child of the Depression era, one of thousands who drifted across the Dust Bowl of America riding the freight trains. That experience, combined with twenty years spent in and out of the armed forces, and the most colourful of lives afterwards, fuelled his deeply authentic hard-boiled prose. High Priest of California is his first novel, and, like Pick-Up and Wild Wives, it is not pulp fiction, but almost satirises that genre. The humour is raunchy and bad-tempered, but the writing is never pretentious. The stories are not lurid; rather, skilfully crafted tales of men and women responding to their individual circumstances, at times purely for their own gain, at others driven by sheer force of hardship.

Tales Of High Priests And Taxes

Author: Sylvie Honigman
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520958187
Size: 53.20 MB
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Tales Of High Priests And Taxes from the Author: Sylvie Honigman. In the wake of the conquests of Alexander the Great, the ancient world of the Bible—the ancient Near East—came under Greek rule, and in the land of Israel, time-old traditions and Greek culture met. But with the accession of King Antiochos IV, the soft power of culture was replaced with armed conflict, and soon the Jews rebelled against their imperial masters, as recorded in the Biblical books of the Maccabees. Whereas most scholars have dismissed the biblical accounts of religious persecution and cultural clash, Sylvie Honigman combines subtle literary analysis with deep historical insight to show how their testimony can be reconciled with modern historical analysis by conversing with the biblical authors, so to speak, in their own language to understand the way they described their experiences. Honigman contends that these stories are not mere fantasies but genuine attempts to cope with the massacre that followed the rebellion by giving it new meaning. This reading also discloses fresh political and economic factors.

South Of No North

Author: Charles Bukowski
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061877452
Size: 22.32 MB
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South Of No North from the Author: Charles Bukowski. South of No North is a collection of short stories written by Charles Bukowski that explore loneliness and struggles on the fringes of society.