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The World of Raymond Chandler

In His Own Words

The World of Raymond Chandler( )
Author: Chandler, Raymond
Editor: Day, Barry
Publication Date:Nov 2015
Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $16.95
Book Description:

"Although much has been written about Raymond Chandler, his life's story has never been told comprehensively in his own words--until now. Barry Day has cannily, deftly selected quotations from Chandler's writing, as well as the many interviews he gave over the years, to weave together an illuminating narrative that reveals the man, the work, and the worlds he created. Through Chandler's own words as well as Day's text, here is a tour of the life of the man who balanced the values of...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / Literary Figures
Language Arts & Disciplines / Writing / Fiction Writing
Literary Criticism / Mystery & Detective
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.109 x 7.839 x 0.78 Inches
Book Weight:0.62 Pounds
Author Biography
Chandler, Raymond (Author)
Raymond Chandler was born in Chicago, Illinois on July 23, 1888. Before becoming a professional writer in 1933, he worked as a reporter, an accountant, bookkeeper, and auditor. He wrote several novels featuring private detective Philip Marlowe including The Big Sleep, The High Window, The Lady in the Lake, The Little Sister, and The Long Goodbye. In addition to novels and short stories, he wrote screenplays. He won two academy awards, for Double Indemnity (1944) and The Blue Dahlia (1946). He died on March 26, 1959.


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