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Pete Dexter

Autor(a) de Paris Trout

15+ Works 4,458 Membros 102 Críticas 15 Favorited

About the Author

Novelist, journalist, and poet Pete Dexter was born in Pontiac, Michigan, in 1943. As a student at the University of South Dakota, where he attended on and off for ten years, he wrote poetry and won a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. After graduating in 1970, he found work as a mostrar mais newspaper reporter. While working as a columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News, Dexter was nearly beaten to death by readers who disapproved of a piece he wrote about a drug-related murder. That experience helped propel him into fiction writing, and in 1984, he published God's Pocket. Dexter won a National Book Award in 1988 for his novel Paris Trout, a book that exemplifies his characteristic blending of humor and violence. As a journalist, his work has also appeared in such periodicals as Esquire and Playboy. Paper Trails, published in 2007, is a compilation of columns he wrote for the Philadelphia Daily News and The Sacramento Bee from the 1970s to the 1990s. He also wrote the novel Spooner in 2009. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Obras por Pete Dexter

Paris Trout (1988) 1,253 exemplares
The Paperboy (1995) 760 exemplares
Deadwood (1986) 718 exemplares
Spooner (2009) — Autor — 535 exemplares
Train (2003) 512 exemplares
Brotherly Love (1991) 292 exemplares
God's Pocket (1983) 198 exemplares
The Paperboy [2012 film] (2012) — Screenwriter — 57 exemplares
Rush [1991 film] (1991) — Screenplay — 10 exemplares
Amor Fraterno (Spanish Edition) (1993) 2 exemplares
Dexter Pete 1 exemplar
Avisdrengen (2001) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Best American Mystery Stories 2003 (2003) — Contribuidor — 205 exemplares
Michael [1996 movie] (1996) — Screenwriter — 84 exemplares
The New Great American Writers' Cookbook (2003) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
Playboy Magazine ~ August 1986 (Lillian Müller) (1986) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



152. Deadwood by Pete Dexter em Backlisted Book Club (Março 2022)


#699 in our old book database. Not rated.
villemezbrown | 23 outras críticas | Apr 20, 2024 |
Though the story playing out in the series is often a product of creator David Milch's 'imaginative reality', that in no way lessens its impact as a narrative of the Dakotas and their overly rich history of villainy, debauchery and profanity. Deadwood itself grew from a small mining camp to ten thousand inhabitants in a dizzying matter of three months in 1873. Word of a substantial ore find literally led to the phrase 'there's gold in them thar hills', creating an endless stream of immigrants to the Badlands. The territory itself was relegated to the Sioux Indians, and the U.S. Government was supposed to keep settlers out. But as everyone knows, money talks.… (mais)
jgcorrea | 23 outras críticas | Mar 15, 2024 |
Very entertaining - close to 5 stars. The dialogue is great, at times reminiscent of Beckett. The author was, of course, restricted by the actual events in Deadwood, so I wished that some relationships could persist, but I guess that's the point. As Agnes Lake says, Things don't care how they happen, that's left for us, to care.
markm2315 | 23 outras críticas | Aug 18, 2023 |
Really great.
k6gst | 23 outras críticas | Jul 28, 2023 |



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