Saturday, December 3, 2016

BACK TO DAVID GOODIS - Review by Woody Haut

Reconstructing Goodis: Retour Vers David Goodis by Philippe Garnier

If any single person is responsible for post-1980s interest in David Goodis, it's surely Philippe Garnier, arguably the first to write at length about Philadelphia's favourite noirist. While a handful of others have tried to thumb a ride on Garnier's coat-tails, he remains, at least when it comes to Goodis's retreat from oblivion, the primary investigator. Not only has he done the ground-work- interviewing the relevant parties and scrounging the archives- he's conveyed what he's  found with no small amount of panache. That goes for David Goodis, Un vie en noir et blanc, or his "translation" of that book David Goodis, A Life In Black and White (my review of that book can be found here). "Translation" because A Life... is anything but a word-for-word translation of his earlier book, rather an adaptation meant English-speaking Goodisites

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  3. To be blunt, had knew nothing on Goodis' personal life and something like memoirs before had been bumped into this blog of yours, so keep it up! That guy had a real piece of life, no doubt. But actually, I'm not so into american crime novelists and crime fiction as well, the very writer that had changed my mind of such a genre was Jo Nesbø. Once I had an idea to get to know all the background of him, so browsed this review site, where I found a pier on essay company named so they'd done sort of deep research for me in just one solid day. Maybe should I request one on Goodis either