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Devil in a Blue Dress

Devil in a Blue Dress
A Book

by Walter Mosley

  • Publisher : Serpent's Tail
  • Release : 2017-01-12
  • Pages : 143
  • ISBN : 1847652360
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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I need to find somebody and I might need a little help looking ... The summer of '48 in the city of Angels and there's heat on the streets when Daphne Monet hits the sidewalk. Heat when she disappears with a trunkload of somebody else's cash. Easy Rawlins is a war veteran just fired from his job. Drinking in a friend's bar, he wonders how to meet his mortgage when a white man in a linen suit walks in, offering good money if Easy will locate Miss Monet, a blonde with a reputation. It's a simple decision, but for one thing. Nobody warned him - better the devil you know ...

Devil in a Blue Dress

Devil in a Blue Dress
A Book

by Walter MOSLEY

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2020-10-08
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781788167956
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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30th Anniversary edition of the bestselling, award-winning novel with a timely new introduction by the author.

Devil in a Blue Dress (30th Anniversary Edition)

Devil in a Blue Dress (30th Anniversary Edition)
An Easy Rawlins Novel

by Walter Mosley

  • Publisher : Washington Square Press
  • Release : 2020-10-06
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1982150343
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The first novel by “master of mystery” (The New York Times) Walter Mosley, featuring Easy Rawlins, the most iconic African American detective in all of fiction. Named one of the “best 100 mystery novels of all time” by the Mystery Writers of America, this special thirtieth anniversary edition features an all new introduction from the author. The year is 1948, the town is Los Angeles. Easy Rawlins, a black war veteran, has just been fired from his job at a defense factory plant. Drinking in his friend’s bar, he’s wondering how he’ll manage to make ends meet, when a white man in a linen suit approaches him and offers him good money if Easy will simply locate Miss Daphne Money, a missing blonde beauty known to frequent black jazz clubs. Easy has no idea that by taking this job, his life is about to change forever. “More than simply a detective novel…[Mosley is] a talented author with something vital to say about the distance between the black and white worlds, and with a dramatic way to say it” (The New York Times).

Devil in a Blue Dress

Devil in a Blue Dress
A Book

by Carl Franklin

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1993*
  • Pages : 134
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Press kit includes 2 pamphlets and 6 photographs.

Devil in a Blue Dress

Devil in a Blue Dress
Untertitel

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Devil in a Blue Dress

Devil in a Blue Dress
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 119
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Press kit includes 2 pamphlets and 6 photographs.

Devil in a Blue Dress

Devil in a Blue Dress
A Book

by Patti Berg

  • Publisher : Avon
  • Release : 2006-11
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780060544775
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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***Devil in a Blue Dress (DVD).

***Devil in a Blue Dress (DVD).
A Book

by Michelle STEWART

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2022
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Devil in a Blue Dress

Devil in a Blue Dress
An Easy Rawlings Mystery

by Walter Mosley

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1990
  • Pages : 263
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Walter Mosley Prepacked Boxed Set

Walter Mosley Prepacked Boxed Set
Devil in a Blue Dress, Red Death, White Butterfly

by Walter Mosley

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1995-10-01
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9780671906078
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Titles include "Devil in a Blue Dress; A Red Death" and "White Butterfly".

Walter Mosley, Devil in a Blue Dress

Walter Mosley, Devil in a Blue Dress
A Book

by John Lennard

  • Publisher : Humanities-Ebooks
  • Release : 2007-01-01
  • Pages : 71
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Mosley's 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.

The (double) Consciousness in African American Crime Fiction - Popular Literature as Platform for Social Criticism

The (double) Consciousness in African American Crime Fiction - Popular Literature as Platform for Social Criticism
A Book

by Kristof Hoppen

  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release : 2008-10
  • Pages : 88
  • ISBN : 3640182456
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Bachelor Thesis from the year 2008 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0, Ruhr-University of Bochum (Philologie), 20 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: This work deals with double consciousness in contemporary African American crime fiction. [...] In order to find out what characterizes African American crime fiction, or at least a part of it, and where it can be settled in this large field, two selected novels, Chester Himes' Cotton Comes To Harlem and Walter Mosley's Devil In A Blue Dress will be analyzed in the background of the concept of "double consciousness," a term which was coined by W.E.B. Du Bois in his work The Souls of Black Folk in the early 20th century. [...] Light will be shed on the generic features of the novels, such as the plot, the narrative structure, the imagery and the constellation of the characters. Afterwards a short outline of the development of the detective novel shall be sketched to provide the reader with a necessary knowledge which will help during the analysis of the works. [...] The thesis of this paper is that double consciousness is an omnipresent element in the selected works and that it shapes each character differently in a way that it might lead either to success or failure. Depending on how the specific character is able to recognize his/her own two consciousnesses, this awareness forms the character's development in the plot and what he/she achieves in the end.

Devil in the Blue Dress

Devil in the Blue Dress
Violet Glass

by Elle Hunt

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2013-04-29
  • Pages : 150
  • ISBN : 9781484840252
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Violet is no longer the girl she once was, but she's no longer the vampire she once was either. Patrick changed that. He enlisted Hunter to help him rule the world, or all the supernaturals in it at least. Unfortunately for Violet, Nathan Anise doesn't seem too keen on Patrick's plan for world domination. Too many men insisting on having a hold of her. Too many men to have to manage on a regular basis. Violet Glass... just one woman (well, kinda) that drops them all to their knees. Sometimes literally. Enjoy the next installment of the Violet Glass series. Next one due Fall 2013... "The Mourning After".

Walter Mosley

Walter Mosley
A Critical Companion

by Charles E. Wilson

  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 9780313320224
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Detective Fiction in a Postcolonial and Transnational World

Detective Fiction in a Postcolonial and Transnational World
A Book

by Dr Marc Singer,Dr Nels Pearson

  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Release : 2013-04-28
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1409475514
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Taking up a neglected area in the study of the crime novel, this collection investigates the growing number of writers who adapt conventions of detective fiction to expose problems of law, ethics, and truth that arise in postcolonial and transnational communities. While detective fiction has been linked to imperialism and constructions of race from its earliest origins, recent developments signal the evolution of the genre into a potent framework for narrating the complexities of identity, citizenship, and justice in a postcolonial world. Among the authors considered are Vikram Chandra, Gabriel García Márquez, Michael Ondaatje, Patrick Chamoiseau, Mario Vargas Llosa, Suki Kim, and Walter Mosley. The essays explore detective stories set in Latin America, the Caribbean, India, and North America, including novels that view the American metropolis from the point of view of Asian American, African American, or Latino characters. Offering ten new and original essays by scholars in the field, this volume highlights the diverse employment of detective fictions internationally, and uncovers important political and historical subtexts of popular crime novels.

Philosophy, Black Film, Film Noir

Philosophy, Black Film, Film Noir
A Book

by Dan Flory

  • Publisher : Penn State Press
  • Release : 2008-01-01
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN : 0271033452
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Examines how African-American as well as international films deploy film noir techniques in ways that encourage philosophical reflection. Combines philosophy, film studies, and cultural studies"--Provided by publisher.

Devil in a Blue Dress

Devil in a Blue Dress
A Book

by Winston Starr

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2020-04-21
  • Pages : 110
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Set in 1948, the story begins in the Watts area of Los Angeles, with Ezekiel �Easy� Rawlins. Easy is a Houstonian, from that city's Fifth Ward, who lost his job at a Los Angeles aviation defense plant, and is unable to pay the mortgage on his LA home. Easy is sitting in a bar run by Joppy, a friend who is also from Houston, when a man named DeWitt Albright walks into the bar and offers him a job finding a young woman named Daphne Monet. Monet, a young white woman, is rumored to be hanging out in bars frequented mostly by African Americans, although white women are allowed inside. At the bar Easy meets two old friends, Coretta and Dupree, among many other people that he knew from his former life in Houston. Coretta says that she knows Daphne, but gives an incorrect address to Easy. He goes home with them and has sex with Coretta, with Dupree asleep in the next room. Easy then leaves her early the next morning, only to be arrested by the LAPD. Shortly thereafter following police interrogation, he is told that Coretta is dead, and that he is a suspect in Coretta's murder. When he finally does find Monet, he figures out that she has stolen a large amount of money from a man named Todd Carter, who is a local wealthy businessman. Albright wanted to claim it for himself. Eventually, Albright finds Monet through Easy, who is trying to shield the thieving woman.

Detective Fiction

Detective Fiction
A Book

by Charles J. Rzepka

  • Publisher : Polity
  • Release : 2005-09-30
  • Pages : 273
  • ISBN : 9780745629421
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'Detective Fiction' is a clear and compelling look at some of the best known, yet least-understood characters and texts of the modern day. Undergraduate students of Detective and Crime Fiction and of genre fiction in general, will find this book essential reading.

Mixed Race Hollywood

Mixed Race Hollywood
A Book

by Mary C. Beltran,Camilla Fojas

  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release : 2008-09-01
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9780814789674
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Kansas City Star 2008 Notable Book Since the early days of Hollywood film, portrayals of interracial romance and of individuals of mixed racial and ethnic heritage have served to highlight and challenge fault lines within Hollywood and the nation’s racial categories and borders. Mixed Race Hollywood is a pioneering compilation of essays on mixed-race romance, individuals, families, and stars in U.S. film and media culture. Situated at the cutting-edge juncture of ethnic studies and media studies, this collection addresses early mixed-race film characters, Blaxploitation, mixed race in children’s television programming, and the "outing" of mixed-race stars on the Internet, among other issues and contemporary trends in mixed-race representation. The contributors explore this history and current trends from a wide range of disciplinary perspectives in order to better understand the evolving conception of race and ethnicity in contemporary culture.

Authorship in Film Adaptation

Authorship in Film Adaptation
A Book

by Jack Boozer

  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release : 2009-06-03
  • Pages : 353
  • ISBN : 0292783159
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Authoring a film adaptation of a literary source not only requires a media conversion but also a transformation as a result of the differing dramatic demands of cinema. The most critical central step in this transformation of a literary source to the screen is the writing of the screenplay. The screenplay usually serves to recruit producers, director, and actors; to attract capital investment; and to give focus to the conception and production of the film project. Often undergoing multiple revisions prior to production, the screenplay represents the crucial decisions of writer and director that will determine how and to what end the film will imitate or depart from its original source. Authorship in Film Adaptation is an accessible, provocative text that opens up new areas of discussion on the central process of adaptation surrounding the screenplay and screenwriter-director collaboration. In contrast to narrow binary comparisons of literary source text and film, the twelve essays in this collection also give attention to the underappreciated role of the screenplay and film pre-production that can signal the primary intention for a film. Divided into four parts, this collection looks first at the role of Hollywood's activist producers and major auteurs such as Hitchcock and Kubrick as they worked with screenwriters to formulate their audio-visual goals. The second part offers case studies of Devil in a Blue Dress and The Sweet Hereafter, for which the directors wrote their own adapted screenplays. Considering the variety of writer-director working relationships that are possible, Part III focuses on adaptations that alter genre, time, and place, and Part IV investigates adaptations that alter stories of romance, sexuality, and ethnicity.