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Hardboiled Mystery Writers: Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, Ross Macdonald: A Literary Reference
Matthew J. Bruccoli (ed); Richard Layman (ed). Hard-boiled crime fiction captured the nat. imagination in the 1930s & flourished for several decades thereafter. In the work of Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, & Ross Macdonald, which featured tough-minded private eyes like Philip Marlowe, Sam Spade, & Lew Archer, emerges a distinctively American, & proletarian, kind of hero. This is a documentary chronicle of the life beyond & the work behind the creation of some of the most masterly detective novels in pop. Amer. lit. Includes correspond. & interviews; the authors’ responses to judgments of their work in reviews; & the reviews themselves. Illustrated with personal photos & reproductions of manuscript pages, letters, print ads, movie promotions, dust jackets, & paperback covers.
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