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The Resource My face for the world to see, Alfred Hayes ; introduction by David Thomson

My face for the world to see, Alfred Hayes ; introduction by David Thomson

Label
My face for the world to see
Title
My face for the world to see
Statement of responsibility
Alfred Hayes ; introduction by David Thomson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
My face for the world to see is set in Hollywood, where the tonic for anonymity is fame and you're only as real as your image. At a party, the narrator, a screenwriter, rescues a young woman who staggers with drunken determination into the Pacific. He is living far from his wife in New York and long ago shed any illusions about the value of his work. He just wants to be left alone. And yet without really meaning to, he gets involved with the young woman, who has, it seems, no illusions about love, especially with married men. She's a survivor, even if her beauty is a little battered from years of not quite making it in the pictures. She's just like him, he thinks, and as their casual relationship takes on an increasingly troubled and destructive intensity, it seems that might just be true, only not in the way he supposes -- Back cover
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Summary
This is set in Hollywood, where the tonic for anonymity is fame and you're only as real as your image. At a party, the narrator, a screenwriter, rescues a young woman who staggers with drunken determination into the Pacific. He is living far from his wife in New York and long ago shed any illusions about the value of his work. He just wants to be left alone. And yet without really meaning to, he gets involved with the young woman, who has, it seems, no illusions about love, especially with married men
Tone
Writing style
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10218734
Cataloging source
DLC
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1911-1985
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Hayes, Alfred
Dewey number
813/.52
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
New York review books classics
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  • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
  • California
  • Roman
  • Amerikanisches Englisch
Target audience
adult
Label
My face for the world to see, Alfred Hayes ; introduction by David Thomson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn825733399
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xii, 131 pages
Isbn
9781590176672
Lccn
2013008975
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)825733399
Label
My face for the world to see, Alfred Hayes ; introduction by David Thomson
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn825733399
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xii, 131 pages
Isbn
9781590176672
Lccn
2013008975
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)825733399

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