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Knopf | Dec 02, 2014 | 272 Pages | 6-1/4 x 9-1/4 | ISBN 9780385352369

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    Vintage | Nov 10, 2015 | 272 Pages | 5-3/16 x 8 | ISBN 9780804170482

  • Hardcover$27.95

    Knopf | Dec 02, 2014 | 272 Pages | 6-1/4 x 9-1/4 | ISBN 9780385352369

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    Knopf | Dec 02, 2014 | 288 Pages | ISBN 9780385352376


Praise for
Edited by Barry Day
“Compelling . . . The World of Raymond Chandler is an excellent companion to the works of the writer. It teleports fans back into Chandler’s universe and offers an invaluable introduction for those new to his work.”
“This collection of Raymond Chandler’s reflections and witticisms, edited into themed chapters, will equally satisfy his fans and readers unfamiliar with the noir master.”
                                                -Shelf Awareness
The World of Raymond Chandler is a remarkable book.  Barry Day has gone through the Chandler canon with a sharp eye and a flensing knife.  What remains is a fascinating and convincing portrait of a writer who, using the material of his own life and his convictions, refined pulp into literature.  More than any biography I’ve read, this book stirred in me a new sympathy for Chandler to match the admiration I’ve always felt.”
-Dean Koontz, author of 77 Shadow Street and What the Night Knows
“I enjoyed every page.  I’ve had a collection of Chandler stories waiting unread on my shelf for years and years (The Simple Art of Murder).  Barry Day’s The World of Raymond Chandler has prompted me to pull it down and place it at the top of my queue.  I can’t think of any higher praise.”
                                                -Scott Smith
“Barry Day’s book is a welcome reminder of just what a great writer Raymond Chandler was, and also illuminates his life—Who knew he went to an English public school?—and the whole phenomenon of Los Angeles, and the way then and now the sleazy and the corrupt live cheek by jowl with the rich and glamorous. A pleasure to read!”
                                                -Michael Korda, author of Hero and Clouds of Glory

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