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The Long Embrace: Raymond Chandler and the Woman He Loved

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Raymond Chandler was among the most original and enduring crime novelists of the twentieth century. Yet much of his pre-writing life, including his unconventional marriage, has remained shrouded in mystery. In this compelling, wholly original book, Judith Freeman sets out to solve the puzzle of who Chandler was and how he became the writer who would create in Philip Marlowe an icon of American culture.

Visiting Chandler's many homes and apartments, Freeman uncovers vestiges of the Los Angeles that was Chandler's terrain and inspiration for his imagination. She also uncovers the life of Cissy Pascal, the older, twice-divorced woman Chandler married in 1924. A revelation of a marriage that was a wellspring of need, illusion, and creativity, The Long Embrace provides us with a more complete picture of Raymond Chandler's life and art than any we have had before.

Synopsis:

A critical study of the life of Raymond Chandler focuses on his marriage to Cissy Pascal, the older, twice-divorced woman he wed in 1924, discussing her key role in helping transform Chandler from a shy oil company accountant into a literary master and creator of Philip Marlowe. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

About the Author

Judith Freeman is the author of four novels–The Chinchilla Farm, Set for Life, A Desert of Pure Feeling, and Red Water–and of Family Attractions, a collection of short stories. She lives in Los Angeles.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307472700
Subtitle:
Raymond Chandler and the Woman He Loved
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Author:
Freeman, Judith
Author:
Judith Freeman
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Literary
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20081111
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
368

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Product details 368 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307472700 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A critical study of the life of Raymond Chandler focuses on his marriage to Cissy Pascal, the older, twice-divorced woman he wed in 1924, discussing her key role in helping transform Chandler from a shy oil company accountant into a literary master and creator of Philip Marlowe. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
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