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The Raymond Chandler papers : selected letters and non-fiction, 1909-1959

Author: Raymond Chandler; Tom Hiney; Frank MacShane
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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"With his classic novels and stories featuring the hardboiled private detective Philip Marlowe, Raymond Chandler transformed the detective story and became one of the most iconic and imitated writers of the twentieth century. But despite the fame he attained through best-selling books such as The Big Sleep and The Long Goodbye, as well as the screenplay for such groundbreaking film noir as Double Indemnity, he  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Named Person: Raymond Chandler; Raymond Chandler
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Raymond Chandler; Tom Hiney; Frank MacShane
ISBN: 0871137860 9780871137869
OCLC Number: 45667849
Notes: Includes index.
Originally published: London : Hamish Hamilton, 2000.
Description: xi, 266 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Raymond Chandler ; edited by Tom Hiney and Frank MacShane.

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"With his classic novels and stories featuring the hardboiled private detective Philip Marlowe, Raymond Chandler transformed the detective story and became one of the most iconic and imitated writers of the twentieth century. But despite the fame he attained through best-selling books such as The Big Sleep and The Long Goodbye, as well as the screenplay for such groundbreaking film noir as Double Indemnity, he remained an intensely private man throughout his life. As he lived a quiet existence darkened by his wife's recurring illnesses and his struggles with alcoholism, Chandler's letters were his sole connection to his friends, fans and publishers - and fellow writers from Ian Fleming to Somerset Maugham." "In The Raymond Chandler Papers, Chandler biographers Tom Hiney and Frank MacShane bring together a new selection of his correspondence - much of it never before made public - that reveals all aspects of his powerful personality, artistic sensibility, and broad intellectual curiosity."--Jacket.

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