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The Resource Trumbo, by Bruce Cook

Trumbo, by Bruce Cook

Label
Trumbo
Title
Trumbo
Statement of responsibility
by Bruce Cook
Title variation
Dalton Trumbo
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A biography of the Oscar-winning screenwriter who broke the Hollywood blacklist"--Jacket
  • In the course of their interviews Dalton Trumbo told Bruce Cook, who was too ""embarrassed"" to ask, that he joined the Communist Party casually in 1943 and drifted away, unaltered (""I changed no beliefs"") in 1948, then rejoined briefly in the mid-1950s--which is just what you might have learned from the New York Times Trumbo obituary. Cook's only equipment for writing a life of Trumbo, it ..
  • Mais appears, was a tape recorder, travel money, and admiration; he blithely presents as the results of his researches what is already on the public record (in Trumbo's own Additional Dialogue, for one) and, save for filling in details and soliciting more opinions, lets it stand unexamined. For him as for Trumbo (who knew better), communism is--in Dwight Macdonald's memorable phrase--no more consequential than the common cold; and Stalinism is nonexistent. The two areas he pokes around in are Trumbo's early life in Grand Junction, Colorado, where his father failed ignominiously, and his wild pursuit of his knockout wife Cleo. The first elicits what may be the book's only insight, credited to Karen Horney, that Trumbo's obsession with material success represented an urge for ""vindictive triumph."" An idealistic firebrand from high school days, Trumbo was radicalized, according to Cook, by eight years work at the Davis Perfection Bakery and exposure to the surrounding ""crummy"" environment. Not that ""social determinism"" defines him precisely; no, what is most ""remarkable"" about Trumbo, Cook concludes, is the way he himself shaped his time. A psychologically and politically gauche contribution to blacklist hagiography
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 813/.52
  • 92
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Trumbo, by Bruce Cook
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 324-326) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The lion in winter -- Colorado -- The Davis Perfection Bakery -- Beginning as a writer -- Cleo and Johnny -- The war years -- The Ten -- The Blacklist begins -- Ten months in Kentucky -- "Engaged in selling" -- Breaking the Blacklist -- In the material world -- Heroes and villains?
Control code
ocm02709847
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
343 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9781455564972
Lccn
76042141
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)2709847
Label
Trumbo, by Bruce Cook
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 324-326) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The lion in winter -- Colorado -- The Davis Perfection Bakery -- Beginning as a writer -- Cleo and Johnny -- The war years -- The Ten -- The Blacklist begins -- Ten months in Kentucky -- "Engaged in selling" -- Breaking the Blacklist -- In the material world -- Heroes and villains?
Control code
ocm02709847
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
343 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9781455564972
Lccn
76042141
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)2709847

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