The Long Embrace

Raymond Chandler and the Woman He Loved
Product Number: EB00170429
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307472700
Publisher: Vintage
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Description

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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Author(s): Judith Freeman
Original Publish Date: Nov 11, 2008

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