Author, with Ed Burns
, of "The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-city Neighborhood", published in 1997.
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The guys we were stealing from in The Wire
(2002) are the Greeks. In our heads, we're writing a Greek tragedy, but instead of the gods being petulant and jealous Olympians hurling lightning bolts down at our protagonists, it's the Postmodern institutions that are the gods. And they are gods. And no one is bigger.
A Former Baltimore Sun crime reporter, David Simon is the author of the book, "The Corner", and is also the creator of both the Baltimore-based show, The Wire
(2002), and the inspiration behind the show, Homicide: Life on the Street
(1993). Simon's book, "A Year on the Killing Streets", is what the show was based upon.
Simon was known for his in-depth reporting in covering the drug trade in ...