The World of Raymond Chandler: In His Own Words

The World of Raymond Chandler: In His Own Words

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 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 Day, editor of The Letters of Noël Coward (“There is much to dazzle here in just the way we expect . . . the book is meticulous, artfully structured—splendid” —Daniel… (more)

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Even the greenest Chandler novice may find much here that tantalizes: clues to mysteries of personality and genius that the savviest sleuth could never decode.

“The World of Raymond Chandler: In His Own Words” wallops the reader with a blizzard of quotes from his novels, stories, letters and essays. The snippets number in the hundreds (at least), they tend to be very short, and they stack up so quickly that it’s hard to appreciate the muscular fluidity of Chandler’s prose.

The book is at its best when Chandler speaks through his letters, where the man that emerges is by turns supremely confident...and dismissive of his talents... a compelling, if incomplete, portrait of a writer of lasting influence.


Book Details  


Publisher: Vintage (December 02, 2014)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 288 pages

File size: 106 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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