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James M Cain Cookbook
Guide to Home Singing, Physical Fitness, and Animals (Especially Cats)
Roy Hoopes, Lynne Barrett

Carnegie Mellon
1988 • 144 pp. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"

$15.95 Paperback, 978-0-88748-047-8

A collection of essays, stories, and recipes by James M. Cain, edited by Roy Hoopes and Lynne Barrett.

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From the Book:

Most people associate James M. Cain with his novels of murder and adultery (The Postman Always Rings Twice; Double Indemnity), prostitution (Past All Dishonor), homosexuality (Serenade), and incest (The Butterfly). But less well known is the fact that Cain started his career as a human-interest editorial writer, working for Walter Lippmann on The New York World, and that long after the surprising success of The Postman in 1934 stamped him forever as a “tough-guy writer,” he remained preoccupied with the subjects he dealt with as a human-interest editorial writer. Cain learned early in his career what people were really interested in, and, next to sex, he decided food, animals and opera singers were the subjects which fascinated people the most. They were also his interests, as will be seen from these essays and stories that span his entire 60 years as a journalist and storyteller.

From the Preface

JAMES M. CAIN was born in Annapolis in 1892. He lived and worked in Hollywood for seventeen years, and spent the last years of his life in Hyattsville, Maryland. His work, especially the best-sellers The Postman Always Rings Twice, Double Indemnity, Mildred Pierce, and The Butterfly, is known to millions in this country and abroad.

ROY HOOPES is the author of Cain, the authorized biography of James M. Cain; Ralph Ingersoll, a biography of the noted journalist; Americans Remember the Home Front, an account of America during World War II; and many other books and articles. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland.

LYNNE BARRETT teaches at Florida International University in Miami. Her stories have appeared in Redbook, Minnesota Review, and other magazines. Her first collection of short fiction, The Land of Go, was published in 1988.

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