ROBERT POLITO, editor, is a poet, biographer, and critic whose Savage Art: A Biography of Jim Thompson received the National Book Critics Circle Award. He directs the Graduate Writing Program at the New School and is the editor of David Goodis: Five Noir Novels of the 1940s & 50s, also from The Library of America.
Based on the four  novels I've read so far the above responses describe my feelings. I really enjoyed what I've already read. Look forward to the remainder of the books.Published 1 month ago by B. L. Miller
These are brilliant novels that reflect the feel, time and darkness of Noir. I loved them all.Published 13 months ago by EF Sweetman
Pulp becomes flesh, and lives. These stories have informed almost every great crime/mystery book today. This is where much of it began. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Roger J. Schuman
Something for everyone, Postman Rings Twice is amazing. They shoot horses don't they took me back to a Jane Fonda movie I didn't understand at the time.Published 19 months ago by Bruce McDowell
No better collection available, nice presentation; you can always quibble with selections but considering copyright problems and similar impediments, this is an excellent... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Paraducks
This indispensable collection is perfect for either casual noir fans or diehards looking for extra copies of books they probably already have, assuming they are actual diehards and... Read morePublished on December 21, 2012 by T. Batten