Full of Life: A Biography of John Fante

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Rebel, 2000 - Italian Americans - 406 pages
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'Like a lot of other John Fante fans, I went through a stage of evangelical fervor, pushing his work on friends - he was underrated, underappreciated. The best literary biographies always bring you back to the work, and Stephen Cooper's Full of Life certainly does that. I read is all at once, on fire with its feeling for a man who lived as hard and full as he wrote. Cooper does justice to Fante. ' - Thom Jones, author of The Pugilist at Rest 'The late John Fante is one of the great unheralded voices in American fiction. ' - THE FACE

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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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