The Raymond Chandler Papers: Selected Letters and Nonfiction 1909-1959 by Raymond Chandler

Raymond Chandler's Phillip Marlowe was one of the characters who set the style for today's hard-boiled detective fiction.

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The Raymond Chandler Papers: Selected Letters and Nonfiction 1909-1959 by Raymond Chandler


Features

  • Paperback: 320 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.85 x 8.98 x 5.98
  • Publisher: Grove Press; (November 2002)
  • ISBN: 0802139469


    Book Description
    The Raymond Chandler Papers brings together the correspondence and other previously uncollected writing of America's undisputed master of crime fiction and creator of the iconic private eye Phillip Marlowe, revealing all aspects of the great artist's powerful personality and broad intellectual curiosity. Featuring a selection of Chandler's previously unpublished early writings -- including a gripping piece about his combat experiences in World War I -- and an abandoned profile of the infamous mobster "Lucky" Luciano, The Raymond Chandler Papers is a must-have for all true fans, and an important contribution toward understanding the life and work of the enigmatic man Evelyn Waugh called "the greatest living American novelist." "[M]akes clear the private Chandler was just as powerful, and his wit was as cutting as Marlowe's...." -- Roger Lowenstein, The Wall Street Journal" "For the Chandler fan, The Raymond Chandler Papers ... is a treasure-trove." -- David Lehman, The New York Times Book Review


    Reader Reviews
    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful: Repeat material, July 17, 2001 Reviewer: R. E. Starke from Adelaide, South Australia I was surprised that so much material from a previous collection ('Selected letters of Raymond Chandler', ed. McShane, 1981)is repeated in this book. Maybe I didn't do my homework, but I don't recall this fact being mentioned in promotions or reviews. When you're paying (as I did) [price] for a book, it's disappointing to keep coming across previously published letters. Chandler's writing is still great, but I'm sure he'd have something to say about this practice. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title

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