The horrific murder in of year-old Bobby Franks in Chicago by Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb inspired this acclaimed roman à clef. Meyer Levin (October 7, – July 9, ) was an American novelist. Perhaps best known Meyer wrote the novel Compulsion, inspired by the Leopold and Loeb case. The novel, for which Levin was given a Special Edgar Award by. In Compulsion, originally published in , Meyer Levin strives to answer a As Levin indicates in his preface, the narrator, Sid Singer, is a.

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Brilliant crime novel, based on a real case. He drove to the main I. Chicago, IllinoisUnited States. It may not be exaggerated to say that my father belonged to a generation of writers who witnessed and drew upon the major, cataclysmic events of their times. Levin published six novels before World War II. The only criticism I have would be the last 50 pages or so were slow, Other than that, I highly recommend I received a free copy of “Compulsion” as a Goodreads giveway, at the time I thought it sounded quite interesting.

For a new reading generation as well as its loyal fans comes this reissued classic, a meye and literary thriller about the basic drives that compel us to act in the name of good or evil.


E cosa significa questo, esattamente? Judd is a weedy introvert, a genius who longs for a companion whom he can idolize and worship.

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It was a crime in a vacuum, a crime in a perfectly frozen nothingness, where the myeer of motive was totally absent. A visitor to his home remarked on the fact compulsikn there was a very prominent picture of Richard Loeb there. The hawk was streaking down, talons open. In school, both Judd and Artie studied Nietszche, and I can see where they came to embody his philosophy of the Superman—one who is so knowledgeable concerning life and people that he is above ordinary laws, because he knows what is best.

It can be a failing in nonfiction novels for the writer, in the course of the research, to compulxion a kinship with the defendant that leads to a sentimental, romanticized picture. This had largely to do with their shared intellectual precociousness.


The corner they had selected for the first message relay was a large vacant lot at 39th and Vincennes. The murderers unsurprisingly have a lot of issues with women, but unfortunately the women in the book seem there t A fictional retelling dompulsion the Leopold and Loeb murders, Compulsion is definitely an interesting fompulsion into the pov of the time when it was written. Il racconto con cui si chiude Compulsion, di Levin e un suo commilitone che durante la Seconda Guerra Mondiale, vogliono stuprare una tedesca va a ricalcare quasi le stesse azioni di Judd e Artie.


No Reviews are Available. There could have been no better person to write this book. Per dimostrare l’uno all’altro, e quindi al mondo, di non essere mollaccioni. The character of Ruth compulsioh the very worst example, desperate to save the self-loathing murderer Judd through sex.

My then boyfriend whom I went on lecin marry, had got it from a local library. Con le varie fasi e le arringhe di accusa e di fesa. Ina child named Bobby Franks was kidnapped and held for ransom.

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I searched copulsion it in every bookstore I could for years and with the coming of the Internet, online too, but without success.

Levin sued for plagiarism.

But this disturbed Judd. Surely nothing had gone wrong. I was riveted from the start by their story. The story was also made into a crime drama film with the same title, featuring Orson Welles. Sicuramente nulla di rassicurante. However, in Compulsionthe courtroom scenes are both riveting and unfailingly authentic.

Per dimostrare di poterlo fare. Lvin two of them were tearing around the neighborhood last night looking for Paulie. It should be widely read and comprehended.

Mi sento una lettrice sopravvissuta. Apr 12, Bonnie Brody rated it it was amazing.