The Big Book of Noir

Mark Dawidziak
Paperback: 386 pages
Publisher: Carroll & Graf Pub; 1st Carroll & Graf ed edition (October 1998)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0786705744
ISBN-13: 978-0786705740
The interest in the origins of “noir” has never been greater. Invented in Depression America, elevated to art in post-war France, it has been reinvented as the entertainment form for the new millennium. B&W illustrations.

Author: Mark Dawidziak

Mark Dawidziak is the author or editor of about 25 books, including three studies of landmark television series: The Columbo Phile: A Casebook, The Night Stalker Companion and Everything I Need to Know I Learned in The Twilight Zone, his lighthearted 2017 tribute to Rod Serling’s classic anthology series. He also is an internationally recognized Mark Twain scholar, and five of his books are about the iconic American writer. He spent 43 years as a television, film and theater critic at such newspapers as the Akron Beacon Journal and the Cleveland Plain Dealer. His work on the horror side of the street also includes the novel Grave Secrets, The Bedside, Bathtub & Armchair Companion to Dracula, short stories, and comic book scripts. He lives in Ohio.