RARA-AVIS: John Fante

From: Richard Moore ( moorich2@aol.com)
Date: 05 Dec 2005

I've been reading recently about John Fante, a writer many put in the first rank. Some say he does Los Angeles better than anyone. Of course, you can find excessive praise about nearly anyone. But I am intrigued by what I've read. Frankly, I'd never heard of him until today when I bid on a tape of an episode of "The Richard Boone Show" and saw him listed for the screenplay credit.

I've ordered a copy of his 1940 novel ASK THE DUST, which has a film version out next year from Robert Towne. He sounds like an interesting writer and some of his work seems to fit this list ( for example, he did the screenplay for "Walk on the Wild Side").

Any opinions out there or recommendations of other works by Fante?

Richard Moore

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