Chapter 29. Raymond Chandler

  1. David Seed Professor
  1. Sean McCann Professor

Published Online: 5 NOV 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444310108.ch29

A Companion to Twentieth-Century United States Fiction

A Companion to Twentieth-Century United States Fiction

How to Cite

McCann, S. (2009) Raymond Chandler, in A Companion to Twentieth-Century United States Fiction (ed D. Seed), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444310108.ch29

Editor Information

  1. University of Liverpool, UK

Author Information

  1. Wesleyan University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2009
  2. Published Print: 16 OCT 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405146913

Online ISBN: 9781444310108

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Keywords:

  • Raymond Chandler - seven detective novels;
  • The Big Sleep (1939), Farewell, My Lovely (1940), and The Long Goodbye (1953);
  • Pulp writing for Chandler - in short, not the stepping stone to literary sophistication;
  • pulp fiction - “a fascinating new language”;
  • The Big Sleep - in short, an ironic quest romance;
  • In Farewell, My Lovely - saving the great-hearted dreamer and ex-con Moose Malloy;
  • Chandler's fiction - socially complex and historically and emotionally sensitive

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • References and Further Reading