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Cain: The Biography of James M. Cain


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I never knew a writer who regarded [writing] as anything but a refined form of crucifixion. James M. CainAlthough Cain was formerly dismissed as merely a hardboiled writer, his finest works"The Postman Always Rings Twice, Mildred Pierce, "and "Double Indemnity"are" "now considered enduring classics of American literature.In this book Roy Hoopes gives as full a picture of the man and his life as will ever be written. The work was awarded an Edgar by the Mystery Writers of America."

Cain: The Biography of James M. Cain 1987, Southern Illinois University Press

ISBN-13: 9780809313617

2nd edition