Bad Boy Brawly Brown

Easy Rawlins 7

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Author: Walter Mosley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1474601324

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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An Easy Rawlins Mystery - from Bill Clinton's favourite novelist. The year is 1964, and though Easy seems settled into honest work as a Los Angeles custodian, he's having other problems - notably, his adopted son's wish to quit school, and lingering remorse over the death (in A LITTLE YELLOW DOG) of his homicidal crony, Raymond "Mouse" Alexander. Yet he remains willing to do "favors" for folks in need. So, when Alva Torres comes to him, worried that her son, Brawly Brown, will get into trouble running with black revolutionaries, Easy agrees to find the young man and "somehow ... get him back home." His first day on the job, however, Rawlins stumbles across Alva's ex-husband - murdered - and he's soon dodging police, trying to connect a black activist's demise to a weapons cache, and exposing years of betrayal that have made Brawly an ideal pawn in disastrous plans.

Finding a Way Home

A Critical Assessment of Walter Mosley's Fiction

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Author: Owen Edward Brady,Derek C. Maus

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1604733357

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 196

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Essays by Owen E. Brady, Kelly C. Connelly, Juan F. Elices, Keith Hughes, Derek C. Maus, Jerrilyn McGregory, Laura Quinn, Francesca Canad(r) Sautman, Daniel Stein, Lisa B. Thompson, Terrence Tucker, and Albert U. Turner, Jr. In Finding a Way Home, thirteen essays by scholars from four countries trace Walter Mosley's distinctive approach to representing African American responses to the feeling of homelessness in an inhospitable America. Mosley (b. 1952) writes frequently of characters trying to construct an idea of home and wrest a sense of dignity, belonging, and hope from cultural and communal resources. These essays examine Mosley's queries about the meaning of home in various social and historical contexts. Essayists consider the concept--whether it be material, social, cultural, or virtual--in all three of Mosley's detective/crime fiction series ( Easy Rawlins, Socrates Fortlow, and Fearless Jones ), his three books of speculative fiction, two of his literary novels ( RL's Dream, The Man in My Basement ), and in his recent social and political nonfiction. Essays here explore Mosley's modes of expression, his testing of the limitations of genre, his political engagement in prose, his utopian/dystopian analyses, and his uses of parody and vernacular culture. Finding a Way Home provides rich discussions, explaining the development of Mosley's wor

Walter Mosley

A Critical Companion

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Author: Charles E. Wilson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313320224

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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Critiques such novels as "Devil in a Blue Dress" and "Bad Boy Brawley Brown," while providing biographical information about the African American author.

Little Scarlet

Ein Easy Rawlins Krimi

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Author: Walter Mosley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596168330

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Page: 303

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Blonde Faith

Ein Easy Rawlins Krimi

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Author: Walter Mosley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596182657

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Page: 299

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Manhattan Karma

Ein Leonid-McGill-Roman

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Author: Walter Mosley

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518778900

Category: Fiction

Page: 389

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Leonid McGill, Privatdetektiv mit dunkler Vergangenheit und Familienvater mit Herz, ermittelt in einem scheinbar harmlosen Fall. Als er dabei auf die Abschußliste eines Killers gerät, muß er auf seine alten Kontakte zur New Yorker Unterwelt zurückgreifen. Von dort aus ist es nicht weit zu den angesehensten Kreisen von Manhattan ... Schon als Waisenjunge hat Leonid McGill gelernt, daß man einstecken können muß, um in New York zu überleben – besonders wenn man schwarz ist und einen seltsamen Namen hat. Leonid wurde Boxer. Aber er war für den Sport nicht gemacht. Also versuchte er sein Glück auf der Straße, arbeitete jahrelang als Schnüffler für den Mob. Heute ist er Anfang Fünfzig, lebt mit einer Frau zusammen, die er nicht liebt, um für seine Kinder dazusein, die er – mit einer Ausnahme – nicht gezeugt hat, und versucht, sein Geld endlich auf legale Weise zu verdienen. Doch auch wenn Amerika im Wandel ist und ein schwarzer Präsident das Land regiert – für einen wie McGill ist es nicht leicht, von der schiefen Bahn abzukommen, denn seine Vergangenheit holt ihn immer wieder ein.

Cinnamon Kiss

A Novel

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Author: Walter Mosley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 075951433X

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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It is the Summer of Love and Easy Rawlins is contemplating robbing an armored car. It's farther outside the law than Easy has ever traveled, but his daughter, Feather, needs a medical treatment that costs far more than Easy can earn or borrow in time. And his friend, Mouse, tells him it's a cinch. Then another friend, Saul Lynx, offers him a job that might solve Easy's problem without jail time. He has to track the disappearance of an eccentric, prominent attorney. An assistant, of sorts, the beautiful 'Cinnamon' Cargill is gone as well. Easy can tell there is much more than he is being told...Robert Lee, his new employer, is a suspect in the attorney's disappearance. But his need overcomes all concerns, and he plunges into unfamiliar territory, from the newfound hippie enclaves to a vicious plot that stretches back to the battlefields of Europe. The New York Times said of Mosley's bestseller, Little Scarlet, "Nobody, but nobody, writes this stuff like Mosley."

This Year You Write Your Novel

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Author: Walter Mosley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316040436

Category: Reference

Page: 112

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No more excuses. "Let the lawn get shaggy and the paint peel from the walls," bestselling novelist Walter Mosley advises. Anyone can write a novel now, and in this essential book of tips, practical advice, and wisdom, Walter Mosley promises that the writer-in-waiting can finish it in one year. Intended as both inspiration and instruction, the book provides the tools to turn out a first draft painlessly and then revise it into something finer. Mosley tells how to: - Create a daily writing regimen to fit any writer's needs--and how to stick to it. - Determine the narrative voice that's right for every writer's style. - Get past those first challenging sentences and into the heart of a story.

Walter Mosley's Detective Novels:

The creation of a Black Subjectivity

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Author: Agustín Reyes Torres

Publisher: Universitat de València

ISBN: 8437084687

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Basat en la perspectiva de la identitat, la consciència i la subjectivitat dels estudiosos negres com Stuart Hall, Bell Hooks, Cornel West, Henry Louis Gates, Jr i W. I. B. Du Bois, al costat de l'enfocament postcolonial de crítics com Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffiths, Helen Tiffin i Homi Bhabha entre d'altres, aquest llibre proporciona el marc teòric necessari per a analitzar les novel·les d'Easy Rawlins escrites per Walter Mosley. l'autor s'apropia de les convencions de la novel·la detectivesca per tal de representar la societat americana dels cinquanta i seixanta des d'una perspectiva marginal. La subjectivitat d'Easy Rawlins està determinada pel seu paper com a detectiu, la seva consciència postcolonial com a home negre que ha crescut en una societat dominada pels blancs i, per la seua inclinació i defensa d'una forta cultura afroamericana.

Inside a Silver Box

A Novel

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Author: Walter Mosley

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466858443

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Walter Mosley's talent knows no bounds. Inside a Silver Box continues to explore the cosmic questions entertainingly discussed in his Crosstown to Oblivion. From life's meaning to the nature of good and evil, Mosley takes readers on a speculative journey beyond reality. In Inside a Silver Box, two people brought together by a horrific act are united in a common cause by the powers of the Silver Box. The two join to protect humanity from destruction by an alien race, the Laz, hell-bent on regaining control over the Silver Box, the most destructive and powerful tool in the universe. The Silver Box will stop at nothing to prevent its former master from returning to being, even if it means finishing the earth itself. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Walter Mosley: 'Devil in a Blue Dress'

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Author: John Lennard

Publisher: Humanities-Ebooks

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 71

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Walter Mosley, a favourite author of President Bill Clinton, is the most important African-American writer of crime fiction since Chester B. Himes. His novels chronicling the investigations of Easy Rawlins chart Californian history from 1948, echoing Chandler (and John D. MacDonald) while challenging Ellroy's L.A. Quartet. He has also written other crime and SF novels, Young Adult fiction, a memoir, and activist non-fiction, and is widely involved in cultural and educational projects promoting writing by people of colour. Devil in a Blue Dress is the first novel in Mosley's outstanding 'Easy' Rawlins series. The Notes in this book provide an overview of Mosley's career and the series, give historical and literary backgrounds to the novel (including Chandler, Himes, Pinkerton Men and Private Eyes, Hollywood's Gumshoes, and the 'GI Bill'), and consider the film adaptation of Devil. Chapter by chapter Annotations detail allusions, slang, musical references, flora and fauna, and fashion, while disentangling Mosley's real and fictive Los Angeles. The Essay is 'In the Mortgage of his Skin', and uses Walcott's and Lamming's great phrase to ask about Easy's purest passion, the house that is his castle. The Bibliography covers all Mosley's work, with critical material on him and on (African-American) crime writing.

On the Head of a Pin

A Novel from Crosstown to Oblivion

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Author: Walter Mosley

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1466816147

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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In Walter Mosley's On the Head of a Pin, Joshua Winterland and Ana Fried are working at Jennings-Tremont Enterprises when they make the most important discovery in the history of this world—or possibly the next. JTE is developing advanced animatronics editing techniques to create high-end movies indistinguishable from live-action. Long dead stars can now share the screen with today's A-list. But one night Joshua and Ana discover something lingering in the rendered footage...an entity that will lead them into a new age beyond the reality they have come to know. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Gift of Fire and On the Head of a Pin

Two Short Novels from Crosstown to Oblivion

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Author: Walter Mosley

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1429985763

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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New York Times bestselling author Walter Mosley delivers two speculative tales, in one volume, of everyday people exposed to life-altering truths. The Gift of Fire In ancient mythology, the Titan Prometheus was punished by the gods for bringing man the gift of fire—an event that set humankind on its course of knowledge. As punishment for making man as powerful as gods, Prometheus was bound to a rock; every day his immortal body was devoured by a giant eagle. But in The Gift of Fire, those chains cease to be, and the great champion of man walks from that immortal prison into present-day South Central Los Angeles. On the Head of a Pin Joshua Winterland and Ana Fried are working at Jennings-Tremont Enterprises when they make the most important discovery in the history of this world—or possibly the next. JTE is developing advanced animatronics editing techniques to create high-end movies indistinguishable from live-action. Long dead stars can now share the screen with today's A-list. But one night Joshua and Ana discover something lingering in the rendered footage...an entity that will lead them into a new age beyond the reality they have come to know. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

100 American Crime Writers

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Author: Steven Powell

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0230525377

Category: Fiction

Page: 373

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From Edgar Allan Poe to James Ellroy, crime writers have provided some of the most popular, controversial, acclaimed and disturbing works in American literature. 100 American Crime Writers provides critical biographies of some of the greatest and most important crime writers in American history. Both an important scholarly work and an enjoyable read accessible to a wider audience, this addition in Palgrave's Crime Files series includes discussion of the lives of key crime writers, as well as analysis of the full breadth and scope of the genre - from John Dickson Carr's Golden Age detective stories to Raymond Chandler's hardboiled Philip Marlowe novels, Ed McBain's 87th Precinct police procedurals to Megan Abbott's modern day reimagining of the femme fatale. Drawing on some of the best and most recent scholarship in the field, all of the key writers and themes of the genre are discussed in this comprehensive study of one of the most fascinating and popular of literary genres.

When the Thrill Is Gone

A Leonid McGill Mystery

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Author: Walter Mosley

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101503010

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Leonid McGill can't say no to the beautiful woman who walks into his office with a stack of cash and a story. She's married to a rich art collector. Now she fears for her life. Leonid knows better than to believe her, but he can't afford to turn her away, even if he knows this woman's tale will bring him straight to death's door.

American Mystery and Detective Writers

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Author: George Parker Anderson

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 475

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Dedicated to making literature and its creators more accessible to students and interested readers, while satisfying the standards of librarians, teachers and scholars, the series systematically presents career biographies of writers from all eras and all genres through volumes dedicated to specific types of literature and time periods. Entries are written by experts in the field and include bibliographies and illustrations.

Cinnamon Kiss

Ein Easy Rawlins Krimi

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Author: Walter Mosley,Uda Strätling

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596179923

Category:

Page: 319

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Callaloo

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: African American art

Page: N.A

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A Black South journal of arts and letters.