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The Postman Always Rings Twice, Double Indemnity, Mildred Pierce, and Selected Stories

The Postman Always Rings Twice, Double Indemnity, Mildred Pierce, and Selected Stories

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Add This - The Postman Always Rings Twice, Double Indemnity, Mildred Pierce, and Selected Stories

Written by James M. CainAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by James M. Cain

  • Format: Hardcover, 632 pages
  • Publisher: Everyman's Library
  • On Sale: July 22, 2003
  • Price: $26.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-375-41438-1 (0-375-41438-X)
BEHIND THE BOOK

I was recently in a room with a group of writers, and the talk turned to James M. Cain. There were, I recall, five writers there, each of us about to teach a graduate writing workshop. The four others ? perhaps only incidentally? ? all were women, a mix of novelists, biographers, essayists, and poets (some multiply accomplished). I mentioned
this essay, as something I was working on. The others instantly laughed, but not as though I had made a joke, or confessed a stupid action. This was the laughter of a shared secret. Everyone in that room, it turned out, was rereading, or had just reread Cain.

Read the Complete Introduction by Robert Polito