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»In 1977 — the year of the Sex Pistols, whom he might have regarded as kindred spirits if not for the fact that they didn’t sound much like opera singers — James M. Cain vanished for good into American literature’s midnight, of which he was unchallenged master since the first fall of dusk.«

Steve Erickson

This essay by Steve Erickson appears as part of the new Folio Society edition of James M. Cain’s The Postman Always Rings Twice. You can read his essay at Los Angeles Review of Books.