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James M. Cain
David Madden

Carnegie Mellon University Press



Contents

• Preface
Chronology
• 1. The Toughest Boys in the Back Room
• 2. Twenty-Minute Egg of the Hard-Boiled School
• 3. The Love-Rack and the Wish-Come-True
• 4. The American Character in Shadow
• 5. Cain’s Craft
• 6. Cain and the “Pure” Novel
• 7. Impact of Cain and the Tough Guys
• Notes and References
• Selected Bibliography
• Index

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