Raymond Chandler

Standard Name: Chandler, Raymond


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Education Fay Weldon
FW learned to read at three: I remember . . . the way the letters suddenly made sense.
Weldon, Fay. Auto da Fay. Flamingo.
After her grandmother joined the family in 1942 she was able to borrow adult books from...
Intertextuality and Influence Jo Shapcott
Windows, marked with times running from 10 a.m. to midnight, renders a sequence called Les Fenêtres, which Rilke's lover Merline, or Balandine Klossowska , published in the year after his death, a...
Literary responses Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Edmund Wilson called the Holmes stories literature on a humble but not ignoble level . . . by virtue of imagination and style.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. http://www.oxforddnb.com/.
Raymond Chandler thought Holmes was mostly an attitude and a few dozen...
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Elaine Feinstein
Subjects of poems here include Dickens , Thomas and Jane Carlyle, Siegfried Sassoon , Anna Akhmatova , Bella Akhmadulina , Billie Holliday , and Raymond Chandler . In Betrayal, a reply to Shakespeare


6 February 1939: Raymond Chandler, aged fifty-one, published...

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6 February 1939

Raymond Chandler , aged fifty-one, published The Big Sleep, the first and one of the best-known of his seven Philip Marlowe novels, famous as hard-boiled detectivefiction.


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