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The Resource Killings, Calvin Trillin

Killings, Calvin Trillin

Label
Killings
Title
Killings
Statement of responsibility
Calvin Trillin
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Reporters love murders," Calvin Trillin writes in the introduction to Killings. "In a pinch, what the lawyers call 'wrongful death' will do, particularly if it's sudden." Killings shows Trillin to be such a reporter, drawn time after time to tales of sudden death. But Trillin is attracted less by violence or police procedure than by the way the fabric of people's lives is suddenly exposed when someone comes to an untimely end. As Trillin says, Killings is more about how Americans live than about how some of them die. These stories, which originally appeared in The New Yorker between 1969 and 2010, are portraits of lives cut short. An upstanding farmer in Iowa finds himself drastically changed by a woman he meets in a cocktail lounge. An eccentric old man in Eastern Kentucky is enraged by the presence of a documentary filmmaker. Two women move to a bucolic Virginia county to find peace, only to end up at war over a shared road. Mexican American families in California hand down a feud from generation to generation. A high-living criminal-defense lawyer in Miami acquires any number of enemies capable of killing him
Cataloging source
FM0
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Trillin, Calvin
Dewey number
364.152/30973
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Murder
  • Murder
  • United States
Label
Killings, Calvin Trillin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "An expanded edition of the classic book on life and death in America"--Dust jacket
  • "Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Ticknor & Fields, in 1984, in different form. The pieces in this book first appeared in The New Yorker"--Title-page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A stranger with a camera -- I've always been clean -- Jim, Tex, and the one-armed man -- Sergei Kourdakov -- You always turn your head -- Harvey St. Jean had it made -- Partners -- Melisha Morganna Gibson -- Family problems -- Todo se paga -- It's just too late -- Called at Rushton -- Resettling the Yangs -- Among friends -- The mystery of Walter Bopp -- A father-son operation -- I've got problems -- Right-of-way -- Rumors around town -- Outdoor life -- At the train bridge -- Covering the cops
Control code
ocn980351230
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
Expanded edition
Extent
xviii, 293 pages
Isbn
9780399591402
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027074624
System control number
(OCoLC)980351230
Label
Killings, Calvin Trillin
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "An expanded edition of the classic book on life and death in America"--Dust jacket
  • "Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Ticknor & Fields, in 1984, in different form. The pieces in this book first appeared in The New Yorker"--Title-page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A stranger with a camera -- I've always been clean -- Jim, Tex, and the one-armed man -- Sergei Kourdakov -- You always turn your head -- Harvey St. Jean had it made -- Partners -- Melisha Morganna Gibson -- Family problems -- Todo se paga -- It's just too late -- Called at Rushton -- Resettling the Yangs -- Among friends -- The mystery of Walter Bopp -- A father-son operation -- I've got problems -- Right-of-way -- Rumors around town -- Outdoor life -- At the train bridge -- Covering the cops
Control code
ocn980351230
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
Expanded edition
Extent
xviii, 293 pages
Isbn
9780399591402
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027074624
System control number
(OCoLC)980351230

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