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Chandler, Raymond (Thornton)

(1888–1959) writer; born in Chicago. Taken to England by his mother at age nine, he was educated there and on the Continent. He worked as a journalist for English magazines and served in the Canadian army in World War I. Settling in the U.S.A. in 1919, he worked as a businessman, including ten years with the oil industry (1922–32), but with the publication of his first crime story in Black Mask magazine in 1933, he concentrated on writing. He created his hard-boiled sleuth, Phillip Marlowe, and tawdry underworld settings for his first novel, The Big Sleep (1939); Marlowe reappeared in subsequent works, including Farewell, My Lovely (1940) and The Long Goodbye (1954), which helped establish the American conventions of the genre. He moved between California and London in his later years.
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Humphrey Bogart played Dashiell Hammett's Sam Spade and Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe to great acclaim.
Mosley's chronicles owe debts to the traditions of such earlier writers as Raymond Chandler and Chester Himes, but the Rawlins books have always borne their author's unique, visionary stamp.
John Paul Athanasourelis's Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe: The Hard-Boiled Detective Transformed examines Chandler's detective with relation to his place in the hard-boiled literary tradition.
Grant Morrison (author), Raymond Chandler (author), Tom DeHaven (author), John Freeman (author), Chris Reynolds (author), Rian Hughes (illustrator); YESTERDAY'S TOMORROWS; Image Comics (Comics & Graphic Novels) $24.99 ISBN: 9781607063148
The mood of Paramount Pictures also brings to mind the literary style of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, the hard-boiled crime fiction writers of the 1920s and '30s.
Este genero tiene connotados impulsores, entre los cuales destacan los norteamericanos Dashiel Hammett y Raymond Chandler, ademas de otros eximios e internacionalmente reconocidos autores, como Agatha Christie, Boris Vian, George Simenon y Manuel Vazquez Montalban.
Topics range from the growth of the Holocaust industry, to the life of Raymond Chandler, to the history of boxing.
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Co-scripted by Raymond Chandler from the novel by James M Cain.
The softened postwar America is in the background in Raymond Chandler's The Long Goodbye of 1953 (it is not the detective but his clients who have become softened) and John Updike's Rabbit Is Rich of 1981.
numerous other applications of the convention of extralegality occur in mysteries by Agatha Christie (The Murder of Roger Ackroyd), Dashiell Hammett (Red Harvest), Raymond Chandler (The Big Sleep), and even William Faulkner, whose detective tale "Smoke" was published in Harper's in 1949.
Young men who hope to start a family may want to consider wearing their cell phones in an ankle holster, like the ones that private detectives in Raymond Chandler novels use for their snub-nosed .38s.