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The Resource Los Angeles stories, Ry Cooder

Los Angeles stories, Ry Cooder

Label
Los Angeles stories
Title
Los Angeles stories
Statement of responsibility
Ry Cooder
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Los Angeles Stories is a collection of loosely linked, noir-ish tales that evoke a bygone era in one of America's most iconic cities. In post-World War II Los Angeles, as power was concentrating and fortunes were being made, a do-it-yourself culture of cool cats, outsiders, and oddballs populated the old downtown neighborhoods of Bunker Hill and Chavez Ravine. Ordinary working folks rubbed elbows with petty criminals, grifters, and all sorts of women at foggy end-of-the-line outposts in Venice Beach and Santa Monica.Rich with the essence and character of the times, suffused with the patois of the city's underclass, these are stories about the common people of Los Angeles, "a sunny place for shady people, " and the strange things that happen to them. Musicians, gun shop owners, streetwalkers, tailors, door-to-door salesmen, drifters, housewives, dentists, pornographers, new arrivals, and hard-bitten denizens all intersect in cleverly plotted stories that center around some kind of shadowy activity. This quirky love letter to a lost way of life will appeal to fans of hard-boiled fiction and anyone interested in the city itself. Ry Cooder is a world-famous guitarist, singer, and composer known for his slide guitar work, interest in roots music, and more recently for his collaborations with traditional musicians from many countries, including The Buena Vista Social Club. He has composed soundtracks for more than twenty films, including Paris, Texas. Two recent albums were accompanied by stories Cooder wrote to accompany the music. This is his first published collection of stories"--
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cooder, Ry
Index
no index present
Intended audience
General
Literary form
short stories
Series statement
City lights noir
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Noir fiction, American
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
Label
Los Angeles stories, Ry Cooder
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
All in a day's work -- Who do you know that I don't? -- La vida es un sueno -- Kill me, por favor -- End of the line -- My telephone keeps ringin' -- Gun shop boogie -- Smile
Control code
000047744805
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
232 p.
Isbn
9780872865198
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011033566
System control number
(OCoLC)709681181
Label
Los Angeles stories, Ry Cooder
Publication
Contents
All in a day's work -- Who do you know that I don't? -- La vida es un sueno -- Kill me, por favor -- End of the line -- My telephone keeps ringin' -- Gun shop boogie -- Smile
Control code
000047744805
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
232 p.
Isbn
9780872865198
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011033566
System control number
(OCoLC)709681181

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