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The Resource Hardboiled mystery writers : Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, Ross Macdonald : a literary reference, edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli and Richard Layman

Hardboiled mystery writers : Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, Ross Macdonald : a literary reference, edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli and Richard Layman

Label
Hardboiled mystery writers : Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, Ross Macdonald : a literary reference
Title
Hardboiled mystery writers
Title remainder
Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, Ross Macdonald : a literary reference
Statement of responsibility
edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli and Richard Layman
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The action is violent, the characters are tough, the atmosphere's dark, the speech colloquial, and the voice of the author, whatever his origins or background, authentically American. Indeed, it has been claimed that hard-boiled crime fiction, which captured the national imagination in the bitter, hard-bitten 1930s and flourished for more than several decades thereafter, comprises the only endemically American literary prose. Certainly, in the work of Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, and Ross Macdonald, which featured maverick, tough-minded private eyes like Philip Marlowe, Sam Spade, and Lew Archer, emerges a distinctively American, and proletarian, kind of hero for whom the lawless frontier of an earlier era has become the asphalt jungle. Amply illustrated with personal photographs and with reproductions of manuscript pages, letters, print ads, movie promotions, dust jackets, and paperback covers, this volume provides a documentary chronicle of the life beyond and the work behind the creation of some of the most masterly detective novels in popular American literature. Correspondence and interviews record the literary objectives of Chandler, Hammett, and Macdonald as well as their responses to judgments of their work in reviews of their books and the movies based on them. A generous selection of the reviews themselves both provide the evaluations of influential contemporary critics - among them, the distinguished writer Eudora Welty, who initiated a reappraisal of the entire Macdonald canon - and conjure the larger literary climate of the times. Here, then, is a rich and wide variety of engaging resources by which to view afresh a singularly American literary phenomenon"--Back cover
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 813/.087209
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.D4
LC item number
H375 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1931-2008
  • 1947-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bruccoli, Matthew Joseph
  • Layman, Richard
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chandler, Raymond
  • Hammett, Dashiell
  • Macdonald, Ross
  • Chandler, Raymond
  • Hammett, Dashiell
  • Macdonald, Ross
  • Chandler, Raymond
  • Hammett, Dashiell
  • Macdonald, Ross
  • Detective and mystery stories, American
  • Detective and mystery stories, American
  • American fiction
  • American fiction
  • Noir fiction, American
  • Authors, American
  • Noir fiction, American
  • American fiction
  • Authors, American
  • Detective and mystery stories, American
  • Noir fiction, American
Label
Hardboiled mystery writers : Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, Ross Macdonald : a literary reference, edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli and Richard Layman
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0830/2002031444-d.html
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Bruccoli Clark Layman Book"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm50171253
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
1st Carroll & Graf trade pbk. ed.
Extent
xi, 326 pages
Isbn
9780786710294
Lccn
2002031444
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)50171253
Label
Hardboiled mystery writers : Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, Ross Macdonald : a literary reference, edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli and Richard Layman
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0830/2002031444-d.html
Publication
Note
"A Bruccoli Clark Layman Book"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm50171253
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
1st Carroll & Graf trade pbk. ed.
Extent
xi, 326 pages
Isbn
9780786710294
Lccn
2002031444
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)50171253

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