Full of life : a biography of John Fante /

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Main Author: Cooper, Stephen, 1949- (Author)
Format: Book
Published:New York : North Point Press, 2001.
Edition:1st ed.
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Main Author:Cooper, Stephen, 1949-

Though his talent was all but ruined in her clutches, John Fante's muse was Los Angeles; he made his home in the faded downtown area, Bunker Hill, starving between menial Depression-era jobs, while writing story after story about the world he knew -- full of poverty, hatred, and the madness of love. In the first comprehensive biography of Fante, Stephen Cooper untangles the enigma of one of twentieth-century literature's great outsider figures, whose early novels and stories are lately classed with the best work of Nathanael West and Sherwood Anderson.

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Physical Description:406 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 21 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (p. [383]-385) and index.
ISBN:0865476055 (alk. paper)
Author Notes:

Stephen Cooper is the editor of John Fante's "The Big Hunger: Stories 1932-1959". He is Professor of English & Film at California State University at Long Beach. He lives in Los Angeles, with his wife & their two children.

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