Dance of the damned: They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?
A “completely modern” comedy of façades and human frailty, Dinner at Eight still surprises
The Wings of the Dove: Classic Henry James as film noir
Improvisation on a noir theme: The jazz of François Truffaut’s Shoot the Piano Player
Terror, suspense, and the power of suggestion in The Haunting
All-American loneliness and “a universe of yearnings” in The Member of the Wedding
The Natural is a sports movie that swings for the fences—and knocks it out of the park
Tinseltown meets the Great White Way: Classic musicals that thrived on stage and screen
Dark, sexy, funny: What makes Out of Sight the best film version of an Elmore Leonard novel
Faith and faithfulness in John Huston’s Wise Blood
Purple Noon: A superior take on The Talented Mr. Ripley
The Incredible Shrinking Man: A cinematic nightmare both all-American and Kafka-esque
Love amid the treetops: the lyrical abandon of Johnny Weissmuller and Maureen O’Sullivan’s Tarzan and Jane
Gleaming surfaces and twisted depths: Laura’s mirror-world of wayward desire
The primal pull of Charles Laughton’s The Night of the Hunter
Cocktails, wisecracks, and murder: The Thin Man’s married couple for the ages
A champion of America’s great writers and timeless works, Library of America guides readers in finding and exploring the exceptional writing that reflects the nation’s history and culture.
From poetry, novels, and memoirs to journalism, crime writing, and science fiction, the more than 300 volumes published by Library of America are widely recognized as America’s literary canon.
With contributions from donors, Library of America preserves and celebrates a vital part of our cultural heritage for generations to come.