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The world of Raymond Chandler

Raymond Chandler

The world of Raymond Chandler

in his own words

by Raymond Chandler

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  • 2 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Authorship,
  • Detective and mystery stories,
  • American Authors,
  • Biography

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    Statementedited by Barry Day
    ContributionsDay, Barry, editor
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3505.H3224 Z46 2014
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxx, 250 pages
    Number of Pages250
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27169159M
    ISBN 100385352360, 0804170487
    ISBN 109780385352369, 9780804170482
    LC Control Number2014009321
    OCLC/WorldCa870896525

    Respectfully submitted by J. And then he pops up every now and then with a clever insight to solve part of the mystery and you realize the information was there all along but you were too caught up in the personal give-and-take to notice. The Chandler novel most highly praised by critics however may be The Long Goodbye Like Chandler, Wade had a string of successful novels behind him, but as he grew older he found it more difficult to write. Chances are you become too wrapped in the scenes of human interaction—taut, relaxed, exciting, funny, sexy by turns—to pay much attention to how they are strung together. Chandler's only produced original screenplay was The Blue Dahlia

    The Big Sleep: The book that inspired the now cult film, starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, is a great place to start your love affair with the roughish Philip Marlowe. In The Long Goodbye, not his larkiest book by a long shot, Marlowe comes upon a thug who has just been worked over by a sadistic cop by the name of I think but am too lazy to look up McGoon. Instead, he was buried in Mount Hope, because he had left no funeral or burial instructions. Parkerin In Los Angeles he worked as a bookkeeper, of all things, in a creamery, of all places.

    The closest he came to writing either was in—and around—his novels, shorts stories, and letters. Said Wilder, "I would just guide the structure and I would also do a lot of the dialogue, and he Chandler would then comprehend and start constructing too. One of Spencer's best writers, Roger Wade, has a drinking problem and has been missing for three days. The High Window: Called to investigate the theft of a rare coin, a Brasher Doubloon, from the collection belonging to the late husband of a wealthy woman, Marlowe is swiftly entrenched in a fiendish murder case. Chandler clashed with Hitchcock to such an extent that they stopped talking, especially after Hitchcock heard Chandler had referred to him as "that fat bastard". The other Chandler stand-in is Terry Lennox.


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The aforementioned series is composed of eight major works. In"The Princess and the Pedlar"a previously unknown comic operetta, with libretto by Chandler and music by Julian Pascal, was discovered [15] among the uncatalogued holdings of the Library of Congress.

Which makes me wonder whether it's the length the critics are praising. He created a character who has become a part of American folk mythology, and in writing about Los Angeles, he depicted a world of great beauty and seamy corruption--the American reality.

Chandler was forty-five when he first broke into print. Instead, his uncle nudged him into business Chandler had a knack for it, but loathed itwhich supported him for decades. Initially Marlowe refuses, but after Wade's wife, Eileen, also asks for Marlowe's help, he consents. He was actually older than Hammett.

Chandler's final Marlowe short story, circawas entitled "The Pencil". The Chandler novel most highly praised by critics however may be The Long Goodbye In Los Angeles he worked as a bookkeeper, of all things, in a creamery, of all places.

Beneath all the roughhousing and sexual tension can be detected a critique of American society, run by greed and big money, that makes men like Marlowe necessary. A wealthy, irascible Irish uncle paid for him to attend Dulwich College in London, where he studied classics and nurtured dreams of becoming a comparative philologist.

His signature creation, the legendary Philip Marlowe, a hard drinking womanising wise cracker, has been portrayed on the silver screen by some of the greatest actors in the world, including the iconic Humphrey Bogart.

Since his death, several of the shamuses in his earlier stories have been renamed Philip Marlowe, a nod to the primacy and enduring power of that character. Even the greenest Chandler novice may find much here that tantalizes. Chandler makes clear what it is to be a writer, and in particular what it is to be a writer of "hardboiled" fiction in what was for him "another language.

Yet the detective Philip Marlowe is not a stereotypical tough guy, but a complex, sometimes sentimental man with few friends, who attended university, who speaks some Spanish and sometimes admires Mexicans, and who is a student of chess and classical music.

No specific year is given for when the events take place, but internal evidence and the publication date of the novel place them some time between and A "portrait of Madison" Marlowe gets a call from Howard Spencer, a New York publisher, who asks him to investigate a case.

The novel's title has been alluded to in the titles of other works of fiction with a hardboilednoir, detective or gangster theme, including the British gangster film The Long Good Fridayan episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation entitled " The Big Goodbye "and Frank Miller 's graphic novel The Hard Goodbye —92the first volume in the Sin City series.

Moreover, the sharp reader may pick up on the author's mockery of other wordsmiths, especially Hemingway and old-style mystery writers. It is introduced with an insightful, unsparing essay by the author, written late in his life, about his craft and those who practised it before him, being particularly critical of the so-called golden age of cosy British mysteries.

The interview opines that Chandler's views towards the potential for respectability in pulp and genre fiction could also be applied to Science Fiction, specifically the Cyberpunk movement.

Cain and Erle Stanley Gardner but also obscure practitioners, charting their plots and method, and imitating them. The impact of his legacy has far exceeded the limits of his artistic fabrication. The book follows a loose chronology, with the quotations Mr. After Cissy's death, Chandler's loneliness worsened his propensity for clinical depression ; he returned to drinking alcohol, never quitting it for long, and the quality and quantity of his writing suffered.

However, his Waterford uncle, Ernest Thornton — a name that should have a place of honour in the annals of American literature — offered to send him to Europe for a year, to study French and German and to some degree to finish his education. Protagonist Marlowe is a six-footer, smoker, and alcoholic private eye; Marlowe likes coffee and plays chess.

The World of Raymond Chandler

From the first, Chandler resolved to gild the tawdry genre with literary luster. His piece about detective stories was brilliant in the clear cold classical manner.Nov 10,  · The World of Raymond Chandler shows how Chandler precariously balanced the values of a classical English education against those of a fast-evolving America during the years before the Great War; how he adopted Los Angeles as his home after 4/5.

Nov 11,  · Day, Barry (ed.), The World of Raymond Chandler: In His Own Words, Alfred A. Knopf, New York, (pp.$30) Much (if not over-much) has been written about Raymond Chandler, the famous creator of Philip Marlow and patriarch of the American noir detective story/5.

About Raymond Chandler. Raymond Thornton Chandler ( ) was the master practitioner of American hard-boiled crime fiction. Although he was born in Chicago, Chandler spent most of his boyhood and youth in England where he attended Dulwich College and later worked as a.

Raymond Chandler never wrote a memoir or autobiography. The closest he came to writing either was in—and around—his novels, shorts stories, and letters. There have been books that describe and evaluate Chandler's life, but to find out what he himself felt about his life and work, Barry. Jul 08,  · The Big Sleep This is my favorite detective novel I've read.

I think Phillip Marlowe (the protagonist) the epitome of the cagey, cold, jaded, hard-boiled private detective. The language of the novel is excellent.

Hard-boiled and witty. What real. This collection of Raymond Chandler's reflections and witticisms, edited into themed chapters, will equally satisfy his fans and readers unfamiliar with the noir master. -"Shelf Awareness" "The World of Raymond Chandler" is a remarkable book.

Barry Day has gone through the Chandler canon with a sharp eye and a Reviews: