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Richard Price (1) (1949–)

Autor/a de Lush Life

Per altres autors anomenats Richard Price, vegeu la pàgina de desambiguació.

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Sobre l'autor

Author and screenwriter Richard Price was born in the Bronx, New York on October 12, 1949. He received a BS degree from Cornell University, an MFA from Columbia University, and a Mirillees Fellowship in fiction at Stanford University. His first novel, The Wanderers, was published in 1974 and was mostra'n més adapted into a film by director Philip Kaufman in 1979. His novel Clockers was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award and was made into a movie by Spike Lee in 1994. His screenwriting credits include The Color of Money (1986), Sea of Love (1989), Mad Dog and Glory (1992), and Ransom (1996). Price won several awards for his writing on the television series The Wire. He has written for numerous publications including The New York Times, Esquire Magazine, the Village Voice, and Rolling Stone. In 1999, he received the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature. In 2015, Price published his bestselling novel, The Whites, under the pseudonym Harry Brandt. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys


Obres de Richard Price

Lush Life (2008) 1,980 exemplars
Clockers (1992) — Autor — 1,287 exemplars
The Whites (2015) 738 exemplars
Freedomland (1998) 737 exemplars
Samaritan (2003) 672 exemplars
The Wanderers (1974) 358 exemplars
Bloodbrothers (1976) 177 exemplars
Ladie's Man (1978) 172 exemplars
The Breaks (1983) 115 exemplars
Shaft [2000 film] (2000) — Writer — 88 exemplars
The Color of Money [1986 film] (1986) — Screenwriter — 87 exemplars
Child 44 [2015 film] (2015) — Writer — 43 exemplars
Sea of Love [1989 film] (1989) — Screenwriter — 37 exemplars
Clockers [1995 film] (1996) — Screenwriter — 27 exemplars
The Color of Money 2 exemplars

Obres associades

Requiem for a Dream (1978) — Pròleg, algunes edicions2,327 exemplars
The Future Dictionary of America (2004) — Col·laborador — 626 exemplars
The Moth (2013) — Col·laborador — 289 exemplars
The Best American Essays 2002 (2002) — Col·laborador — 221 exemplars
Ransom [1996 film] (1996) — Screenwriter — 64 exemplars


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Would you believe there existed a crew of young NYPD cops who were cocky, flouted the law when it suited them, treated each other like family, and "walked the streets like Gods"? They called themselves the "Wild Geese" and had been given "a ticket to ride in one of the worst precincts of the East Bronx". Fortunately, the novel is set years after the scene this eye-rolling set-up describes; unfortunately, these characters are involved in an insufficiently convincing or interesting conspiracy to murder the one (only one?) criminal scumbag who got away from each of them during their ass-kicking days: their "white", of course referencing Moby-Dick.

But fortunately again (yea!) there's a much better second plot featuring another cop, Milton Ramos, who is introduced as everyone's nightmare of a violent, sociopathic cop, but who becomes surprisingly sympathetic and tragic throughout the story as a long-dormant campaign for vengeance for his murdered brother unfolds. Not entirely un-Ahab-like here either, you might say.

I'm not familiar with Richard Price's other work, which apparently is more literary and why he created the pen name Harry Brandt, the idea being that Brandt would get credited when Price went "slumming it" for mass market genre popularity. I have no context in which to judge a work in this genre, it being one I never touch; in general, I'd say okay, it's fine, and credit the Tournament of Books with again getting me to read something I'd never pick up otherwise.

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lelandleslie | Hi ha 55 ressenyes més | Feb 24, 2024 |
Couldn't put it down.
monicaberger | Hi ha 103 ressenyes més | Jan 22, 2024 |
Rough stuff about a working class family in coop city in the seventies. The focus is on the teenage boy who has to decide whether or not to follow in his brutish father's footsteps and join the electrician's union.
monicaberger | Hi ha 7 ressenyes més | Jan 22, 2024 |
incredibly bleak. Enjoyed Lush Life far more.
monicaberger | Hi ha 30 ressenyes més | Jan 22, 2024 |



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