John Fante Selected Letters 1932-1981 by John Fante

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Fante's captivating letters trace his emergence from poverty to life as a Hollywood screenwriter. Complemented by many photos and interesting appendices, the book is most distinguished by Fante's letters to his mother-letters in which he is just as apt to lie about church attendance as he is to describe, with peculiar candor, skinny-dipping with a girl friend.


About John Fante

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John Fante was born in Colorado in 1909. He began writing in 1929 and published numerous short stories in The Atlantic Monthly, The American Mercury, The Saturday Evening Post, Collier’s, Esquire, and Harper’s Bazaar. His first novel, Wait Until Spring, Bandini was published in 1938. The following year Ask the Dust appeared. Fante’s other books include The Road to Los Angeles, The Brotherhood of the Grape, 1933 Was a Bad Year, Full of Life, West of Rome and The Big Hunger: Stories 1932-1959. He died at age 74 in 1983 in Los Angeles.
Published August 17, 2010 by HarperCollins e-books. 384 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, History. Non-fiction

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