Los Angeles stories
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San Francisco : City Lights, [2011].
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Published
San Francisco : City Lights, [2011].
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Book
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232 pages ; 20 cm
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1110
Language
English

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"Los Angeles Stories is a collection of loosely linked, noir-ish tales that evoke a bygone era in one of America's most iconic cities. In post-World War II Los Angeles, as power was concentrating and fortunes were being made, a do-it-yourself culture of cool cats, outsiders, and oddballs populated the old downtown neighborhoods of Bunker Hill and Chavez Ravine. Ordinary working folks rubbed elbows with petty criminals, grifters, and all sorts of women at foggy end-of-the-line outposts in Venice Beach and Santa Monica.Rich with the essence and character of the times, suffused with the patois of the city's underclass, these are stories about the common people of Los Angeles, "a sunny place for shady people," and the strange things that happen to them. Musicians, gun shop owners, streetwalkers, tailors, door-to-door salesmen, drifters, housewives, dentists, pornographers, new arrivals, and hard-bitten denizens all intersect in cleverly plotted stories that center around some kind of shadowy activity. This quirky love letter to a lost way of life will appeal to fans of hard-boiled fiction and anyone interested in the city itself. Ry Cooder is a world-famous guitarist, singer, and composer known for his slide guitar work, interest in roots music, and more recently for his collaborations with traditional musicians from many countries, including The Buena Vista Social Club. He has composed soundtracks for more than twenty films, including Paris, Texas. Two recent albums were accompanied by stories Cooder wrote to accompany the music. This is his first published collection of stories"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Cooder, R. (2011). Los Angeles stories . City Lights.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Cooder, Ry. 2011. Los Angeles Stories. City Lights.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Cooder, Ry. Los Angeles Stories City Lights, 2011.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Cooder, Ry. Los Angeles Stories City Lights, 2011.

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