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Nolan, Tom

Overview
Works: 74 works in 120 publications in 1 language and 4,926 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Biography  Biographies  Personal correspondence  Novels  Short stories  Western films  Songs and music  Popular music 
Roles: Editor, Author, Actor, Translator
Classifications: PS3525.I486, 813.52
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Meanwhile there are letters : the correspondence of Eudora Welty and Ross Macdonald by Suzanne Marrs( )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1970, Ross Macdonald wrote a letter to Eudora Welty, beginning a thirteen-year correspondence between fellow writers and kindred spirits. Though separated by background, geography, genre, and his marriage, the two authors shared their lives in witty, wry, tender, and at times profoundly romantic letters, each drawing on the other for inspiration, comfort, and strength. They brought their literary talents to bear on a wide range of topics, discussing each others' publications, the process of translating life into fiction, the nature of the writer's block each encountered, books they were reading, and friends and colleagues they cherished. They also discussed the world around them, the Vietnam War, the Nixon, Carter, and Reagan presidencies, and the environmental threats facing the nation. The letters reveal the impact each had on the other's work, and they show the personal support Welty provided when Alzheimer's destroyed Macdonald's ability to communicate and write. The editors of this collection, who are the definitive biographers of these two literary figures, have provided extensive commentary and an introduction. They also include Welty's story fragment "Henry," which addresses Macdonald's disease. With its mixture of correspondence and narrative, Meanwhile There Are Letters provides a singular reading experience: a prose portrait of two remarkable artists and one unforgettable relationship"--
Ross Macdonald : a biography by Tom Nolan( Book )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of mystery writer Kenneth Millar who wrote under the nom de plume of Ross Macdonald. He was the author of 18 novels featuring the California detective Lew Archer, a mystery series with a good dose of philosophy. Following a financially difficult youth in Canada, he took to writing to make money, competing against his wife, mystery writer Margaret Millar, who in the beginning was better known
Four novels of the 1950s by Ross Macdonald( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Revered by such contemporary masters as Sue Grafton, George Pelecanos, and James Ellroy, praised by Eudora Welty as "a more serious and complex writer than Chandler and Hammett ever were," Ross Macdonald (the pseudonym of Kenneth Millar) brought to the crime novel a new realism and psychological depth and a unique gift for intricately involving mystery narratives. For his centennial, The Library of America inaugurates its Macdonald edition with four classic novels from the 1950s, all featuring his incomparable protagonist, private investigator Lew Archer. Set against the background of a glittering yet darkly enigmatic Southern California, Macdonald's books are both unsurpassed entertainments and emotionally powerful evocations of an outwardly prosperous, inwardly turbulent America. Macdonald mastered the hard-boiled detective form early on and brought to it a prose style of extraordinary beauty. The four novels collected in the volume reveal him broadening the genre into an intensely personal means of expression, transforming the tragedies and dislocations of his own life into haunting fiction. "My interest," he wrote to his publisher, "is the exploration of lives."
Three chords for beauty's sake : the life of Artie Shaw by Tom Nolan( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unflinching account of Shaw's life, evoking his music as well as his larger-than-life personality, to provide a candid and sympathetic portrait of the artist and his era
Three novels of the early 1960s by Ross Macdonald( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The three novels collected in this second volume in the Library of America Ross Macdonald edition represent for many readers the summit of American crime writing. They remain thrilling for their searing psychological truth-telling, daring flights of narrative invention, and their keenly observed picture of the manners and morals of a particular time and place (Southern California in the early 1960s). Each reflects Macdonald's enduring concern with the hidden crimes and agonizing dysfunctions that haunt families from one generation to the next."--
Four later novels : Black money ; The instant enemy ; The goodbye look ; The underground man by Ross Macdonald( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ross Macdonald sums up the themes that haunted him: the guilty secrets passed on within families, and the violence that can arise when those secrets refuse to remain buried. He extends his portrait of Southern California as a land of seeming abundance racked by hidden obsessions and simmering discontents
Strangers in town : three newly discovered mysteries by Ross Macdonald( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In an important literary discovery, Macdonald biographer, Tom Nolan, unearthed three previously unpublished private-eye stories by Ross Macdonald. 'Death by Water, ' written in 1945, features Macdonald's first detective Joe Rogers, and two novelettes from 1950 and 1955, 'Strangers in Town' and 'The Angry Man, ' are detailed cases of Lew Archer."--
The Archer files : the complete short stories of Lew Archer, private investigator : including newly discovered case notes by Ross Macdonald( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short stories and novelettes featuring Southern California private-detective Lew Archer. This volume collects all the brief Archer fiction together for the first time
The couple next door : collected short mysteries by Margaret Millar( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Archer files : the complete short stories of Lew Archer, private investigator by Ross Macdonald( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No matter what cases private eye Lew Archer takes on--a burglary, a runaway, or a disappeared person--the trail always leads to tangled family secrets and murder. Widely considered the heir to Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe, Archer dug up secrets and bodies in and around Los Angeles. Here, The Archer Files collects all the Lew Archer short stories ever published, along with thirteen unpublished "case notes" and a fascinating biographical profile of Archer by Edgar Award finalist Tom Nolan. Ross Macdonald's signature staccato prose is the real star throughout this collection, which is both a perfect introduction for the newcomer and a must-have for the Macdonald aficionado."--Page [4] of cover
Collected Millar : the master at her zenith by Margaret Millar( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume includes five of Millar's novels of the 1950s, among her best-known works of literary suspense as well as some of the most compulsively readable, please-leave-a-light-on thrillers ever put to paper
Artie Shaw, king of the clarinet : his life and times by Tom Nolan( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fistful of lead( Visual )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four of the West's most infamous outlaws assemble to steal a huge stash of gold from the most corrupt settlement of the gold rush towns
The L.A. Quartet by James Ellroy( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L.A. Confidential plumbs the depths: political corruption, scandal-rag journalism, racism and gangland wars, savage slaughter in an all-night hash house. And the inglorious Los Angeles Police Department has to disentangle the conspiracy that links it all together
The Beach Boys complete by Beach Boys( )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four later novels by Ross Macdonald( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In these four late masterpieces written in the period when he achieved lasting literary fame, Ross Macdonald sums up the themes that haunted him: the guilty secrets passed on within families, and the violence that can arise when those secrets refuse to remain buried. He brilliantly extends his portrait of Southern California as a land of seeming abundance racked by hidden obsessions and simmering discontents. These novels, and detective Lew Archer, Macdonald's greatest creation, remain unsurpassed in the canon of American crime fiction."--
Collected Millar. Banshee, Spider webs, Collected short fiction (edited with an introduction by Tom Nolan), It's all in the family by Margaret Millar( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perhaps no other installment in Collected Millar displays the staggering variety of form and ranging interests of Margaret Millar as the present volume. On one end readers will find her final two mystery novels, which display the hallmarks of the writer in her heyday; the sharp social commentary and poignant black humor both well-couched in a brilliantly devised plot. The other end of the collection sees her collected shorter works, which includes the return of two fan favorites, Dr. Paul Prye and Inspector Sands. Last but certainly not least is her darkly humorous autobiographical children's novel
Four novels of the 1950s : the way some people die, the barbarous Coast, the doomsters, the Galton case by Ross Macdonald( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Revered by such contemporary masters as Sue Grafton, George Pelecanos, and James Ellroy, praised by Eudora Welty as ""a more serious and complex writer than Chandler and Hammett ever were,"" Ross Macdonald (the pseudonym of Kenneth Millar) brought to the crime novel a new realism and psychological depth and a unique gift for intricately involving mystery narratives. For his centennial, The Library of America inaugurates its Macdonald edition with four classic novels from the 1950s, all featuring his incomparable protagonist, private investigator Lew Archer. Set against the background of a glittering yet darkly enigmatic Southern California, Macdonald's books are both unsurpassed entertainments and emotionally powerful evocations of an outwardly prosperous, inwardly turbulent America. Macdonald mastered the hard-boiled detective form early on and brought to it a prose style of extraordinary beauty. The four novels collected in the volume reveal him broadening the genre into an intensely personal means of expression, transforming the tragedies and dislocations of his own life into haunting fiction. ""My interest,"" he wrote to his publisher, ""is the exploration of lives.""--Publisher's description
The Allman Brothers Band ; a biography in words & pictures by Tom Nolan( Book )

3 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jimi Hendrix : a biography in words & pictures by Tom Nolan( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Three chords for beauty's sake : the life of Artie Shaw
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Three chords for beauty's sake : the life of Artie ShawThe Archer files : the complete short stories of Lew Archer, private investigator : including newly discovered case notesThe couple next door : collected short mysteriesArtie Shaw, king of the clarinet : his life and times
Alternative Names
Tom Nolan Canadian-American actor

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Том Нолан

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Languages
English (67)