David Goodis





David Goodis


Born
in Philadelphia, PA, The United States
March 02, 1917

Died
January 07, 1967

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Born and bred in Philadelphia, David Goodis was an American noir fiction writer. He grew up in a liberal, Jewish household in which his early literary ambitions were encouraged. After a short and inconclusive spell at at the University of Indiana, he returned to Philadelphia to take a degree in journalism, graduating in 1937.

Average rating: 3.95 · 6,782 ratings · 599 reviews · 50 distinct works · Similar authors
Shoot the Piano Player

4.03 avg rating — 2,319 ratings — published 1956 — 14 editions
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Nightfall

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Dark Passage

3.99 avg rating — 551 ratings — published 1946 — 11 editions
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The Wounded and the Slain

3.66 avg rating — 461 ratings — published 1955 — 5 editions
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Street of No Return

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3.93 avg rating — 313 ratings — published 1952 — 14 editions
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The Burglar

3.99 avg rating — 282 ratings — published 1953 — 10 editions
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Cassidy's Girl

3.91 avg rating — 268 ratings — published 1951 — 14 editions
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The Moon in the Gutter

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3.74 avg rating — 221 ratings — published 1954 — 2 editions
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Black Friday and Selected S...

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More books by David Goodis…
“The trouble with people is they don't understand people.”
David Goodis

“He told himself she wasn’t really such a bad person, she was just a pest, she was sticky, there was something misplaced in her make-up, something that kept her from fading clear of people when they wanted to be in the clear.”
David Goodis, Dark Passage

“It began with a shattered dream.”
David Goodis, Of Tender Sin

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