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Raymond Thornton Chandler. When Chandler was 12, his mother took the family to England.

In , he became a British citizen and joined the civil service. More interested in writing than bureaucracy, Chandler left the service after only a year and joined the staff of the Daily Express as a reporter,but again was not suited to the task and in , returned to America.

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For a short time he lived in San Francisco, but eventually settled in Los Angeles. Following the War and for the next 15 years, Chandler held a number of jobs, basically living from day to day during the Depression.

In , he finally published his first work, Blackmailers Don't Shoot in Black Mask magazine and clearly found his genre - the detective story. This was in the great days of the Black Mask if I may call them great days and it struck me that some of the writing was pretty forceful and honest, even though it had its crude aspect.

I decided that this might be a good way to try to learn to write fiction and get paid a small amount of money at the same time.


After that I never looked back, although I had a good many uneasy periods looking forward. His second Marlowe novel, Farewell, My Lovely , became the basis for three movie versions adapted by other screenwriters, including 's Murder My Sweet which marked the screen debut of the Marlowe character , starring Dick Powell whose depiction of Marlowe Chandler reportedly applauded.

Literary success and film adaptations led to a demand for Chandler himself as a screenwriter. Cain's novel of the same name.

The noir screenplay was nominated for an Academy Award. Said Wilder, "I would just guide the structure and I would also do a lot of the dialogue, and he Chandler would then comprehend and start constructing too. Available Formats.

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By writing longer fiction Chandler had to portray his characters fully and give an authentic sense of the world, whereas the short story allowed him to rely on action MacShane, He experimented with several characters and with different names out of many different private investigators he used before in his short stories, namely "Killer in the Rain" and "The Curtain", until he created the private-eye and protagonist Philip Marlowe in The Big Sleep Phillips, xxii.

He did the same with the plot by using some former short stories, which form the basis of the novel. Many Americans who read the English crime stories felt that it had nothing to do with life in the big cities and wanted something particularly American.

The choice relies on the fact that The Big Sleep and its character Philip Marlowe evolved from the two short stories. The question also includes how Marlowe is characterized throughout the stories. His story The Murders in the Rue Morgue set the standards concerning form, subject and characters for its successors. It claims that there is no puzzle beyond discussion or reason that cannot be solved by human mental abilities.

These abilities are personified in the amateur detective Auguste Dupin who is only interested in the case to test his intellectual potential. He is detached but not involved Buchloh, He solves the murder as it were from the armchair.I was everything the well-dressed private detective ought to be. A handsome set for a reasonable price.

Beyond them a large greenhouse with a domed roof. By writing longer fiction Chandler had to portray his characters fully and give an authentic sense of the world, whereas the short story allowed him to rely on action MacShane, She came over near me and smiled with her mouth and she had little sharp predatory teeth, as white as fresh orange pith and as shiny as porcelain.

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More about Raymond Chandler. They glistened between her thin too taut lips.

A dying millionaire hires private eye Philip Marlowe to handle the blackmailer of one of his two troublesome daughters, and Marlowe finds himself involved with more than extortion. Kidnapping, pornography, seduction, and murder are just a few of the complications he gets caught up in.

They glistened between her thin too taut lips.