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New Mystery, the: The International Association of Crime Writers’ Essential Crime Writing of the Late 20th Century (1993) [Anthology]
by Isaac Babel Donald Barthelme William Bayer Pieke Biermann Lawrence Block Jorge Luis Borges Italo Calvino Angela Carter Raymond Carver Jerome Charyn George C. Chesbro Didier Daeninckx Don Delillo Harlan Ellison James Ellroy Mickey Friedman Gabriel García Márquez Herbert Gold Nadine Gordimer Joe Gores Sue Grafton Graham Greene Laura Grimaldi Patricia Highsmith Tony Hillerman P.D. James Stuart M. Kaminsky Clarice Lispector Yukio Mishima Manuel Vásquez Montalbán Walter Mosley Flannery O'Connor Joyce Carol Oates Anthony Olcott Sara Paretsky Leonardo Sciascia Roger L. Simon Paco Ignacio Taibo, II Ross Thomas Andrew Vachss Donald E. Westlake Eric Wright Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

In the last decade of this century, crime writing has become a true international language, bringing forth the world's best literary talents to create a fictional mirror of our fears, our need for justice - or revenge - and our violent world. Since 1987, the members of the International Association of Crime Writers have created a multinational "brotherhood and sisterhood of crime" to articulate a vision that the forty-two chilling stories in this definitive collection represent - fiction that pushes the genre of crime writing beyond its old limits to create a genuine literature for the modern age. James Ellroy, Paco Ignacio Taibo II, Andrew Vachss, and Didier Daeninckx, creators of stories that surpass the mere hard edge to depict a bloody, pitiless world of criminals and avengers, show us a violent urban no-man's land where the real danger is the loss of our souls.

Sue Grafton uses her PI Kinsey Millhone to balance the scales of justice in the shotgun killing of a cocaine dealer when the authorities can't, or won't; Sara Paretsky brings back Philip Marlowe to solve a classic California case of double murder in a brilliant homage to Raymond Chandler. Clarice Lispector shows us the terrible tricks of a young English teacher protecting herself from rapists on a train ride to Rio; Don DeLillo slices close to the bone when he presents a sympathetic picture of a young Lee Harvey Oswald, and so does Lawrence Block when he uses the victims of AIDS to pose a conundrum about the ethics of dying... and murder.

All forty-two stories in this extraordinary gathering of the "new mystery" represent crime writing that no longer follows the rules of yesterday's cozies and detective fiction. There is evil here, but no sanitized murders off stage or in locked rooms. There is disturbingly realistic violence, but no aloof, emotionless paragons of deduction. Instead, The New Mystery gives us vigorous, stunning tales, often ironic or deeply cynical and undeniably alive.

Contents:

  • The Watts Lions by Walter Mosley
  • How I Contemplated the World from the Detroit House of Correction and Began My Life Over Again by Joyce Carol Oates
  • The Snail Watcher by Patricia Highsmith
  • Just Say No by Roger L. Simon
  • In the Bronx (from Libra) by Don DeLillo
  • Goldfish by Didier Daeninckx
  • Cathedral by Raymond Carver
  • Dealer’s Choice by Sara Paretsky
  • The Summer of ’37 by Julian Semionov
  • No Radio by Mickey Friedman
  • Mafia Western by Leonardo Sciascia
  • Manufacture of a Legend by Paco Ignacio Taibo, II
  • The King by Isaac Babel
  • The Law of the Eye by Pieke Biermann
  • The Merciful Angel of Death by Lawrence Block
  • Ishmael by Joe Gores
  • The Last Voyage of the Ghost Ship by Gabriel García Márquez
  • Cain by Andrew Vachss
  • The Ultimate Caper by Donald E. Westlake
  • Chee’s Witch by Tony Hillerman
  • Little Leo by Jerome Charyn
  • Cities & the Dead (from Invisible Cities) by Italo Calvino
  • Gravy Train by James Ellroy
  • Death and the Compass by Jorge Luís Borges
  • Nicholas in Exile by Herbert Gold
  • Captain Blood by Donald Barthelme
  • Mirror Girl by William Bayer
  • The Man Who Hated Books by Stuart M. Kaminsky
  • Pig Latin by Clarice Lispector
  • Devices and Desires by P. D. James
  • Martyrdom by Yukio Mishima
  • Fathers and Daughters by Laura Grimaldi
  • The Werewolf by Angela Carter
  • Missionary Stew by Ross Thomas
  • The Moment Before the Gun Went Off by Nadine Gordimer
  • Soft Monkey by Harlan Ellison
  • The Casebook of Dr. Billingsgate by Eric Wright
  • Imagine This by George C. Chesbro
  • A Boy and His Dog by Manuel Vásquez Montalbán
  • A Good Man Is Hard to Find by Flannery O’Connor
  • The Parker Shotgun by Sue Grafton
  • I Spy by Graham Greene

Original title: The New Mystery: The International Association of Crime Writers’ Essential Crime Writing of the Late 20th Century
Original languages: English

Quotes:

Genre: FictionCrime and Mystery


The following works are contained within this one:
     Death and the Compass (1942) [Short Story]
      Author: Jorge Luis Borges
     Good Man Is Hard to Find, a (1953) [Short Story]
      Author: Flannery O'Connor
     Werewolf, the (1979) [Short Story]
      Author: Angela Carter

Edition #1: The New Mystery: The International Association of Crime Writers’ Essential Crime Writing of the Late 20th Century

The New Mystery: The International Association of Crime Writers’ Essential Crime Writing of the Late 20th Century (1993)
Edition Details:

Language: English


Edited by: Jerome Charyn
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The New Mystery: The International Association of Crime Writers’ Essential Crime Writing of the Late 20th Century (1994)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York, NY
Publisher: Plume (Penguin)
ISBN: 9780452271333
Pages: 387

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