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The Resource The world of Raymond Chandler : in his own words, edited by Barry Day

The world of Raymond Chandler : in his own words, edited by Barry Day

Label
The world of Raymond Chandler : in his own words
Title
The world of Raymond Chandler
Title remainder
in his own words
Statement of responsibility
edited by Barry Day
Creator
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The first book to give us the life and times of Raymond Chandler through his own writing-from the acclaimed editor of The Letters of No͡l Coward. Chandler never wrote an autobiography or a memoir. Now Barry Day, making use of Chandler's novels, short stories, and letters as well as Day's always illuminating commentary, gives us the life of "the man with no home, " a man precariously balanced between his classical English education with its immutable values and that of a fast-evolving America during the years before the Great War, with its resulting changing vernacular. Chandler reveals what it was like to be a writer, and in particular what it was to be a writer of "hard-boiled" fiction in what was for him "another language." Along the way, he discusses the work of his contemporaries: Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Agatha Christie, Erle Stanley Gardner, Somerset Maugham, among others. Here is Chandler's Los Angeles, a city he adopted and which adopted him in the post-World War I period ... Chandler on his Hollywood, working with Billy Wilder, Howard Hawks, Alfred Hitchcock, and others ... Chandler on organized crime and on his alter ego, Philip Marlowe, private eye, the incorruptible knight with little armor who walks the "mean streets" in a world not made for knights ... on drinking (his life in the end was in a race with alcohol-and loneliness) ... and here are Chandler's women-the Little Sisters; the dames-in his fiction-and his life"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 813/.52
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3505.H3224
LC item number
Z46 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Label
The world of Raymond Chandler : in his own words, edited by Barry Day
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1558792
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 250 pages
Isbn
9780804170482
Lccn
2014009321
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1558792
  • (Sirsi) 1558792
  • (OCoLC)870896525
Label
The world of Raymond Chandler : in his own words, edited by Barry Day
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1558792
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 250 pages
Isbn
9780804170482
Lccn
2014009321
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1558792
  • (Sirsi) 1558792
  • (OCoLC)870896525

Library Locations

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      17 School Street, Rockport, MA, 01966, US
      42.6576331 -70.61774129999999
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