Robert Polito


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in Boston, Massachusetts, The United States
October 27, 1951

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Robert Polito (born 1951) is an American academic, critic and poet. He has been Director of the Writing Program at The New School since 1992. He received the National Book Critics Circle Award and an Edgar Award for Savage Art: A Biography of Jim Thompson.

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Crime Novels: American Noir...

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Savage Art: A  Biography of...

4.14 avg rating — 567 ratings — published 1995 — 5 editions
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Crime Novels: American Noir...

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Hollywood  God

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American Noir: 11 Classic C...

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Doubles

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A Reader's Guide to James M...

3.33 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1994 — 2 editions
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At the Titan's Breakfast: T...

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At The Titan's Breakfast: T...

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“I need a life that isn’t just about needing to escape my life.”
Robert Polito

“Noir: all those beautiful sentences telling you the most terrible things.”
Robert Polito
tags: noir

“Remember: if you can see the Empire State Building,
The Empire State Building can see you.”
Robert Polito, Hollywood God

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