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- DescriptionNew York in the 1950s. A man on a barstool is telling a story about a woman he met in a bar, early married and soon divorced, her child farmed out to her parents, good-looking, if a little past her prime. They d gone out, they d grown close, but as far as he was concerned it didn t add up to much. He was a busy man. Then one day, out dancing, she runs into a rich awkward lovelorn businessman. He ll pay for her to be his, pay her a lot. And w the narrator discovers that he is as much in love with her as she is with him, perhaps more, though it will take him a while to realize just how utterly lost he is. Executed with the cool smoky brilliance of a classic Miles Davis track, In Love is an unequaled exploration of the tethered and untethered heart.
- Author BiographyAlfred Hayes (1911 1985) was born into a Jewish family in Whitechapel, London, though his father, a barber, trained violinist, and sometime bookie, moved the family to New York when Hayes was three. After attending City College, Hayes worked as a reporter for the New York American and Daily Mirror and began to publish poetry, including Joe Hill, about the legendary labor organizer, which was later set to music by the composer Earl Robinson and recorded by Joan Baez. During World War II Hayes was assigned to a special services unit in Italy; after the war he stayed on in Rome, where he contributed to the story development and scripts of several classic Italian neorealist films, including Roberto Rossellini s Paisa (1946) and Vittorio De Sica s Bicycle Thieves (1948), and gathered material for two popular novels, All Thy Conquests (1946) and The Girl on the Via Flaminia (1949), the latter the basis for the 1953 film Act of Love, starring Kirk Douglas. In the late 1940s Hayes went to work in Hollywood, writing screenplays for Clash by Night, A Hatful of Rain, The Left Hand of God, Joy in the Morning, and Fritz Lang s Human Desire, as well as scripts for television. Hayes was the author of seven novels, a collection of stories, and three volumes of poetry. In addition to In Love, NYRB Classics publishes My Face for the World to See. Frederic Raphael is a screenwriter, playwright, novelist, translator, and critic. His screenwriting credits include Darling (for which he won an Oscar), Far from the Madding Crowd, Two for the Road, and, with the director Stanley Kubrick, Eyes Wide Shut.
- Author(s)Alfred Hayes
- PublisherThe New York Review of Books, Inc
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Series TitleNew York Review Books Classics
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintThe New York Review of Books, Inc
- Weight159 g
- Width124 mm
- Height201 mm
- Spine8 mm
- Introduction byMr Frederic Raphael
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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