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The Resource Nada, Jean-Patrick Manchette ; translated from the French by Donald Nicholson-Smith ; introduction by Luc Sante

Nada, Jean-Patrick Manchette ; translated from the French by Donald Nicholson-Smith ; introduction by Luc Sante

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Nada
Title
Nada
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Jean-Patrick Manchette ; translated from the French by Donald Nicholson-Smith ; introduction by Luc Sante
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"Nada is the most overtly political of Jean-Patrick Manchette's dark thrillers, a critique of the terrorism that tempted a sliver of the ultra-left in France (and elsewhere) in the wake of the disillusions of 1968. The novel chronicles the kidnapping and eventual killing of an American ambassador by an anarcho-terrorist group who have espoused armed struggle. A rough equivalent to this story might be the saga of the ill-fated Symbionese Liberation Army in California, whose fiery elimination is reminiscent of the police massacre of Manchette's fictional direct-action group in Nada. The novel is in no sense a political pamphlet, however, and readers who have come to appreciate the very special qualities of Manchette's writing, and the cool noir style that he inherits in part from Dashiell Hammett and calls 'behaviorist, ' will not be disappointed in the tour de force that is Nada"--
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1942-1995
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Manchette, Jean-Patrick
Dewey number
843/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ2673.A452
LC item number
N313 2019
Literary form
fiction
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  • Nicholson-Smith, Donald
  • Sante, Luc
Series statement
New York Review Books classics
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  • Kidnapping
  • Terrorism
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Nada, Jean-Patrick Manchette ; translated from the French by Donald Nicholson-Smith ; introduction by Luc Sante
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  • nc
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
2018046763
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xiii, 179 pages
Isbn
9781681373171
Lccn
2018046763
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Label
Nada, Jean-Patrick Manchette ; translated from the French by Donald Nicholson-Smith ; introduction by Luc Sante
Publication
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2018046763
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xiii, 179 pages
Isbn
9781681373171
Lccn
2018046763
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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