Raymond Chandler Speaking: RAYMOND CHANDLER SPEAKING by Raymond ChandlerRaymond Chandler Speaking: RAYMOND CHANDLER SPEAKING by Raymond Chandler

Raymond Chandler Speaking: RAYMOND CHANDLER SPEAKING

byRaymond ChandlerEditorDorothy Gardiner, Katherine Sorley Walker

Paperback | April 30, 1997

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Tough-minded and typically idiosyncratic, here is Chandler on Chandler, the mystery novel, writing, Hollywood, TV, publishing, cats, and famous crimes. This skillfully edited selection of letters, articles, and notes also includes the short story "A Couple of Writers" and the first chapters of Chandler's last Philip Marlowe novel,The Poodle Springs Story, left unfinished at his death. Paul Skenazy has provided a new introduction for this edition as well as a new selected bibliography.
Raymond Chandler(1888-1959) was born in Chicago but raised in London, returning to the U.S. to live in California in 1919. His first story, "Blackmailers Don't Shoot," was published in 1933 andThe Big Sleep, his first novel, in 1939.Paul Skenazyis the author ofThe New Wild West: The Urban Mysteries of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chand...
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Title:Raymond Chandler Speaking: RAYMOND CHANDLER SPEAKINGFormat:PaperbackDimensions:275 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.88 inPublished:April 30, 1997Publisher:University of California Press

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ISBN - 10:0520208358

ISBN - 13:9780520208353

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Tough-minded and typically idiosyncratic, here is Chandler on Chandler, the mystery novel, writing, Hollywood, TV, publishing, cats, and famous crimes. This skillfully edited selection of letters, articles, and notes also includes the short story "A Couple of Writers" and the first chapters of Chandler's last Philip Marlowe novel, The Poodle Springs Story, left unfinished at his death. Paul Skenazy has provided a new introduction for this edition as well as a new selected bibliography

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""Raymond Chandler Speaking offers us various unpublished pieces. . . and a large number of letters written to his publishers, agents, fellow writers and various friends. . . . Chandler's many admirers will find it a good value. Young writers chiefly concerned with the novel of action and violence should not miss it, for Chandler, at his best a master of this kind of fiction, has much to say that deserves their attention."--J. B. Priestley, "New Statesman