Full of Life: A Biography of John Fante

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Rebel Incorporated, 2000 - Italian Americans - 406 pages
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In this biography of John Fante, one of the great lost souls of 20th-century literature, Stephen Cooper untangles the enigma of an authentic American original. By turns savage and poetic, violent and full of love, such novels as Ask the Dust reveal and disguise the author.

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FULL OF LIFE: A Biography of John Fante

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A comprehensive and compassionate biography of novelist-screenwriter Fante (1909-83), whose once-forgotten fiction and largely forgettable screenplays are enjoying a renaissance. With apostolic fervor ... Read full review

Full of life: a biography of John Fante

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For most readers, the name John Fante primarily evokes fond memories of the 1956 movie version of his novel Full of Life, starring Judy Holliday, for which he also wrote the screenplay. But, as this ... Read full review

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Stephen Cooper is the editor of John Fante's "The Big Hunger: Stories 1932-1959". He is Professor of English & Film at California State University at Long Beach. He lives in Los Angeles, with his wife & their two children.

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