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Raymond Chandler : a documentary volume

Author: Robert F Moss
Publisher: Detroit, Mich. : Gale Group, 2002.
Series: Dictionary of literary biography (Online); Dictionary of literary biography, v. 253.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the career of Raymond Chandler from an aspiring man of letters in London to a professional novelist and literary celebrity who achieved commercial success and established an enduring reputation as a great American novelist. His novels are works of perceptive social realism that capture and interpret American life between 1939 and 1959. He wrote seven of the best novels in the American hard-boiled  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Raymond Chandler; Philip Marlowe, (Fictitious character); Raymond Chandler; Philip Marlowe, (Fictitious character)
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert F Moss
ISBN: 9780787652470 0787652474
OCLC Number: 669248966
Description: 1 online resource (xxviii, 404 pages) : illustrations, portraits.
Contents: Books by Raymond Chandler --
Raymond Chandler: a chronology of his career and writings --
Chandler before the pulps, 1888-1932 --
Apprenticeship and The big sleep, 1933-1939 --
Early novels, 1939-1944: Farewell, my lovely; The high window; and The lady in the lake --
The Hollywood years, 1943-1947 --
The return of a novelist, 1947-1952: The little sister --
The last years, 1952-1959: The long goodbye and Playback --
Chandler's popular and literary legacy.
Series Title: Dictionary of literary biography (Online); Dictionary of literary biography, v. 253.
Responsibility: edited by Robert F. Moss.

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Chronicles the career of Raymond Chandler from an aspiring man of letters in London to a professional novelist and literary celebrity who achieved commercial success and established an enduring reputation as a great American novelist. His novels are works of perceptive social realism that capture and interpret American life between 1939 and 1959. He wrote seven of the best novels in the American hard-boiled tradition, as well as lyrical and evocative prose.

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