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READ & DOWNLOAD ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook â Tom Hiney Tom Hiney â 0 CHARACTERS CHARACTERS ↠ Raymond Chandler Plexities of his thirty year marriage to Cissy a woman seventeen years his senior Raymond Chandler is personal portrait of an author as extraordinary as the fiction he created a body of work that has sold than five million copies been translated into twenty five languages and inspired countless imitators A discerning portrait of the creator of Philip Marlowe the archetypal American private eye Newswe Having read most of the Phillip Marlowe series I am a big fan This is a well resourced and written factual bio about a complex genius Born in 1888 Chandler went to school in England moved to the US and tried being a poet at which he was extremely mediocre He was gifted at math and became in 3 4 months an accountant This was in the depression and he became wealthy working for a large oil company rising to an executive position He fell in love with and married Cissy who was twenty years his senior He got bored with his job and in a few years of hard drinking missed work affairs at work he was fired He becomes enchanted with the hard boiled mystery genre which is new at the time He is writing his first novel at fifty years of age A lot of insight into Chandler s iconoclastic world view his love of the genre and for the evolution of common speech in American English

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READ & DOWNLOAD ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook â Tom Hiney Tom Hiney â 0 CHARACTERS CHARACTERS ↠ Raymond Chandler A New York Times Notable Book of the Year Raymond Chandler is an uncensored look at the tortured man who wrote the classic mystery novels The Big Sleep and The Long Goodbye Using recently uncovered archival materials including personal papers and correspondence biographer Thomas Hiney vividly evokes Chandler's early years in Nebraska his education in England and on the corrupt streets of Los Angeles Tom Hiney has thoroughly catalogued the somewhat bizarre and troubled life of Raymond Chandler who would become perhaps the most celebrated crime novelist of the Twentieth Century Chandler was born in the US in 1888 and educated in England Returning to the US he found his way to Los Angeles where he became an oil company executiveChandler s father abandoned his family when Raymond was a boy and Raymond was raised thereafter by his mother with the help of relatives At an early age he developed a serious problem with alcohol and throughout his life he also had some very odd relationships with women most especially his wife of thirty one years Cissy who was seventeen years his senior He was often ill at ease in the company of others and spent long periods of time in seclusion accompanied only by his beloved wife His best books were composed during these self imposed retreatsChandler was ultimately fired from his job with the oil company when his drinking became too much of a problem and he decided to become a full time writer He approached the problem systematically studying the process of writing He wrote several short stories principally for the pulp magazine Black Mask and then produced his first novel at the age of fifty He would ultimately produce several of the great crime novels of his or any other era including The Big Sleep Farewell My Lovely and The Long Goodbye He also became a very successful screenwriter and is doubtless best remembered for his work on Double Indemnity which remains probably the most classic of American noir filmsIt took some time for the books to find a wide audience and for Chandler to earn the plaudits he was certainly due and by the end of his life his behavior had become even erratic as his drinking problem became even pronounced He once told his doctor one would hope in jest that his daily consumption was moderate a bottle of Scotch several cocktails doubles of course and various wines with his meals In the end it would be his undoing and Chandler died in 1959 at the age of seventyHiney describes all of this thoroughly and competently he also provides synopses of Chandler s novels but the book falls a bit short in Hiney s analysis of all of this There s very little explanation of why Chandler might have behaved as he did and very little actual analysis of his work Those looking for a thorough record of Chandler s life will be well served with this book those expecting a bit will likely be somewhat disappointed

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READ & DOWNLOAD ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook â Tom Hiney Tom Hiney â 0 CHARACTERS CHARACTERS ↠ Raymond Chandler And his later years as a novelist and screenwriter in the heyday of the Hollywood studio system Along the way he provides illuminating insights into the writer's inspirations and work as well as accounts of Chandler's battles with alcohol addiction and his friendships with Howard Hawks Lucky Luciano S J Perelman and Alfred Hitchcock This book is also the first to fully detail the significance and com Hiney s biography leans heavily on Frank MacShane s 1976 biography a superior book in most respects The one advantage that Hiney has over MacShane is his mildly skeptical response to some of the episodes MacShane seems to have taken as literal truth Hiney is unconvinced and rightly so of Chandler s claims of sexual infidelity during his marriage and promiscuity afterward The problem is that Hiney still lends some credence to them perhaps they weren t all true but surely some must be simply because Chandler alluded to so many when he shouldn t The problem with both Hiney and MacShane is that they rely too heavily on Chandler s letters and in Hiney s case this is almost entirely one sided at least in MacShane we occasionally get glimpses of the responses and his published work so that the picture of Chandler that is presented is the picture that Chandler would have presented had he been able in his autobiography As such these books suffer all of the consistency problems of the autobiography with none of the privileged materials at the autobiographer s disposal More a monument than a biography

  • Paperback
  • 320
  • Raymond Chandler
  • Tom Hiney
  • English
  • 09 January 2018
  • 9780802136374