Thursday, September 25, 2008

"Philadelphia's Noir Prince"

The comprehensive Skinny on David Goodis (including a You Tube preview of "David Goodis...To A Pulp" the forthcoming documentary film by Larry Withers, son of "the mysterious Elaine") can be found on Aaron Finestone's site and its subsites ("D.G. in Hollywood") ("Shooting pool with David Goodis")("GoodisCon").

Finestone prefaces his compilations with a quote from the opening of Goodis' first novel, Retreat From Oblivion (1939): "After a while it gets so bad you want to stop the whole business. You figure there's no use in trying to fight back. Things are dead set against you and the sooner you give up the better."