The Resource Compulsion

Compulsion

Label
Compulsion
Title
Compulsion
Creator
Subject
Summary
Judd Steiner and Artie Straus have it all: wealth, intelligence, and the world at their feet as part of the elite, upper-crust Jewish community of 1920s Chicago. Artie is handsome, athletic, and popular, but he possesses a hidden, powerful sadistic streak and a desire to dominate. Judd is a weedy introvert, a genius who longs for a companion whom he can idolize and worship. Obsessed with Nietzsche's idea of the superhuman, both boys decide to prove that they are above the laws of man by arbitrarily picking and murdering a Jewish boy in their neighborhood.This new edition of Meyer Levin's classic literary thriller Compulsion reintroduces the fictionalized case of Leopold and Loeb – once considered the "crime of the century" – to a new generation. This incisive psychological portrait of two young murderers seized the imagination of an era and is generally recognized as paving the way for the first non-fiction novel. Compulsion forces us to ask what drives some further into darkness, and some to seek redemption.Heartbreaking as it is gripping, Compulsion is written with a tense and penetrating force that led the Los Angeles Times to call Levin, “the most significant Jewish writer of his times."
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
  • Levin, Meyer
  • Clark, Marcia
  • Levin, Gabriel
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Thriller
  • Historical Fiction
Label
Compulsion
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:c752d222-1d3b-4f1a-b7c3-5cd6ca80f86a
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781941493038
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Compulsion
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:c752d222-1d3b-4f1a-b7c3-5cd6ca80f86a
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781941493038
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial LibraryBorrow it
      901 G Street NW, Washington, DC, 20001, US
      38.8986949 -77.0247823
Processing Feedback ...