The Resource A mysterious something in the light : the life of Raymond Chandler, Tom Williams, (electronic resource)

A mysterious something in the light : the life of Raymond Chandler, Tom Williams, (electronic resource)

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A mysterious something in the light : the life of Raymond Chandler
Title
A mysterious something in the light
Title remainder
the life of Raymond Chandler
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Tom Williams
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eng
Summary
Drawing on new interviews, previously unpublished letters, and archives, this biography casts a new light on Raymond Chandler, one of the most mysterious of writers. The man revealed was troubled by loneliness and desertion from an early ageexperiences that informed his writing as much as they scarred his life. The bleak picture details the collapse of his parents marriage, and the relocation of Chandler and his mother to Ireland, and later London, due to his fathers alcohol-fueled violence. In his 20s, he returned to the United States and he met his one great love, Cissy Pascal, a married woman 18 years his senior. Only during middle age, after his own alcoholism dissolved a lucrative career as an oilman, did Chandler turn to crime fiction, although his success proved bittersweet. His literary obsession, ambition, and suicidal turn after Cissy's death combined to prevent him from living up to the promise of his first novels. This long-awaited biography shadows one of the true literary giants of the 20th century and considers how crime writing was raised to the level of art
Summary
Drawing on new interviews, previously unpublished letters, and archives, this biography casts a new light on Raymond Chandler, one of the most mysterious of writers
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Writing style
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10217661
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1981-
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Williams, Tom
Dewey number
813/.54
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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True
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  • Authors, American
  • Detective and mystery stories
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adult
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the life of Raymond Chandler
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A mysterious something in the light : the life of Raymond Chandler, Tom Williams, (electronic resource)
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multicolored
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MWT11332972
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781613748435
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(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11332972
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
A mysterious something in the light : the life of Raymond Chandler, Tom Williams, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11332972
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781613748435
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11332972
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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