Darryl Ponicsan

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Darryl Ponicsan
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Darryl Ponicsan (2008)
Born May 26, 1938
Shenandoah, Pennsylvania
Pen name Anne Argula[1]

Darryl Ponicsan (pronounced PAHN-i-son; born May 26, 1938) is an American writer. He is best known as the author of the 1971 novel The Last Detail, which was adapted into a 1973 movie starring Jack Nicholson; and for the 1973 novel and screenplay Cinderella Liberty, starring James Caan. Ponicsan writes mystery novels under the pen name Anne Argula.

Life and career[edit]

Ponicsan was born in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, the son of Anne (née Kuleck) and Frank G. Ponicsan, a merchant.[2] He attended Muhlenberg College, (A.B., 1959) and Cornell University, (M.A., 1965).

He was teacher of English at a high school in Owego, New York, 1959–62; a social worker for Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, California in 1965, and teacher of high-school English in La Cañada, California from 1966 to 1969.

Ponicsan also wrote the screenplays for the CBS movie A Girl Called Hatter Fox (1977), the movies Taps (1981), Vision Quest (1985), Nuts (1987), The Boost (1988), School Ties (1992), the HBO movie The Enemy Within (1992), and the CBS series The Mississippi (1983).

Bibliography[edit]

  • The Last Detail (New York: Dial Press, 1970)
  • Goldengrove (New York: Dial Press, 1971)
  • Andoshen, Pa. (New York: Dial Press, 1973)
  • Cinderella Liberty (New York: Harper and Row, 1973)
  • Tom Mix Died for Your Sins (New York: Delacorte Press 1975)
  • The Accomplice (New York: Harper and Row, 1975)
  • The Ringmaster (New York: Delacorte Press, 1978)
  • An Unmarried Man (New York: Delacorte Press 1980)
  • Last Flag Flying (The Wright Press, 2005) (sequel to The Last Detail)
  • Homicide My Own (as Anne Argula) (New York: Pleasure Boat Studio, 2005)[1]
  • Walla Walla Suite: A Room with No View (as Anne Argula) (New York: Ballantine, 2007)
  • Krapp's Last Cassette (as Anne Argula) (Ballantine, 2009) [cf. Krapp's Last Tape by Samuel Beckett]

"The Last Romanian" (as Anne Argula) New York: Pleasure Boat Studio, 2012)

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Homicide My Own". Pleasure Boat Studios. Archived from the original on 2007-06-23. 
  2. ^ http://www.filmreference.com/film/80/Darryl-Ponicsan.html
  • Contemporary Authors Online. The Gale Group, 2002. PEN (Permanent Entry Number): 0000079050.