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John Fante

1909–1983; American novelist, short story writer and screenwriter of Italian descent

1909   -   1983

genre: novel
country of citizenship: United States of America
educated at: University of Colorado
occupation: writer, screenwriter, novelist

John Fante (April 8, 1909 – May 8, 1983) was an Italian-American novelist, short story writer and screenwriter. He is best known for his semi-autobiographical novel Ask the Dust (1939) about the life of a struggling writer, Arturo Bandini, in Depression-era Los Angeles. It is widely considered the great Los Angeles novel and is one in a series of four novels, published between 1938 and 1985, that are now collectively called "The Bandini Quartet". Ask the Dust was adapted into a film made in 2006, starring Colin Farrell. In his lifetime, Fante published five novels, one novella, and a short story collection. Additional works, including two novels, two novellas, and two short story collections, were published posthumously. His screenwriting credits include, most notably, Full of Life (1956), based on his 1952 novel by that name, Jeanne Eagels (1957), and the 1962 films Walk on the Wild Side and The Reluctant Saint.
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works

9

The Road to Los Angeles

novel by John Fante

author: John Fante

1985

Ask the Dust

novel by John Fante

author: John Fante

1939

Na západ od Říma

book by John Fante

author: John Fante

1986 or 1985

Dago Red

short story by John Fante

author: John Fante

1940

The Brotherhood of the Grape

book by John Fante

author: John Fante

1977

Dreams from Bunker Hill

novel by John Fante

author: John Fante

1982

1933 Was a Bad Year

book by John Fante

author: John Fante

1985

Full of Life

1952 novel written by John Fante

author: John Fante

1952

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