Search Results: "Robert Chandler"


BOOK REVIEW

RAYMOND CHANDLER by Tom Hiney
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1997

"Hiney ends up nibbling around the edges of Chandler's life and work, as if he'd bitten off more than he could chew. (illustrations, not seen)"
A disappointing new biography of the nonpareil hardboiled writer. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1971

Joan Kahn ably presents this new collection which includes Chandler's introduction to his Simple Art of Murder, four long short stories — "Red Wind," "Trouble is My Business," "Blackmailers Don't Shoot," and "The Pencil," and two novels — The Little Sister and The Long Goodbye which did not appear in the 1964 Knopf Omnibus. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2001

"A literary crime committed against one of the greatest writers of the last century."
A collection of letters, poetry, and essays by the master of detective fiction. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 1, 1964

Chandler, who with Hammett, not only shaped and sharpened the modern mystery form, but left his own unmistakable insignia- a rasping authenticity- on each book, will be introduced to some readers for the first time, while older devotees will welcome this omnium gatherum of four of his finest: The Big Sleep (1939); Farewell, My Lovely (1940) The High Window (1942) and The Lady in the Lake (1943). Read full book review >

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THE WORLD OF RAYMOND CHANDLER by Barry Day
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 14, 2014

"Chandler wrote not about crime or detection, as George V. Higgins observed, but about the corruption of the human spirit. Day deepens our understanding of how Chandler, who cared for his legacy, balanced commitment to principle with living and prospering in the real world."
Day (The Letters of Noel Coward, 2007, etc.) lets peerless mystery writer Raymond Chandler reveal himself through his own words—and in those of his fictional creation Philip Marlowe—while contributing structure, comment and a useful amount of connective tissue.Read full book review >

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SELECTED LETTERS OF RAYMOND CHANDLER by Frank MacShane
Released: Oct. 15, 1981

"But, like him or not, agree with him or not, this was a book-man heart and soul—and these zestful, often quite elegant letters will take their place wherever tough, un-hyped talk of the literary life remains a passion."
Chandler may not be, as biographer MacShane claims, "one of the greatest letter writers of his time"—and, with minimal annotations, this collection doesn't have the narrative thrust that some letter-assemblages do. Read full book review >

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AN ARMENIAN SKETCHBOOK by Vasily Grossman
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"Deft, poignant characterizations by an author who deserves a wider readership."
A new translation of Russian novelist Grossman's delightful journal of his stay among the Armenians. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 1997

"In this affectionate, animated biography, Warner comes across as a fascinating individual; her story will enchant The Boxcar Children's legions of fans. (b&w photos and illustrations, bibliography, index) (Biography. 7-12)"
Warner was a reader and a writer from childhood on. Read full book review >

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WILD ROBERT by Diana Wynne Jones
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2003

"Minor Jones to be sure, but still entirely intelligent and engaging. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Wild Robert provides the fizz in this outing from master fantasist Jones, the first US edition of a 1989 novella. Read full book review >

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ROBERT FROST by Jeffrey Meyers
NON-FICTION
Released: May 8, 1996

"Notwithstanding a certain critical padding and occasional harshness, Meyers's biography gives a readable, sympathetic portrait of Frost without sacrificing either the dark poet or the affable public New Englander. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
After deferential personal reminiscences and a hostile authorized biography, Frost is finally portrayed here as equally complex in both his poetry and his personality. Read full book review >

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ROBERT CREWS by Thomas Berger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 18, 1994

"A shaggy-man story with an ambiguous denouement that, in retrospect, turns the rest of the tale into one long set-up line."
Berger continues his postmodern traversal of the Harvard Classics (Orrie's Story, 1990) with a blow-by-blow American remake of Robinson Crusoe. Read full book review >