Friday, March 27, 2009

Raymond Chandler Redux

Thanks to the Rap Sheet for all the additional information on Raymond Chandler--in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of his death. First, the Rap Sheet launched a poll a week ago to determine which of Raymond Chandler's seven original Philip Marlowe novels. The results are in. The Long Goodbye (1953) received the greatest number. For all the results, go Here.

There were many other tributes to Chandler yesterday. Sarah Weinman cites Judith Freeman's review of the Chandler's life and career in the L.A. Weekly and Chris Routledge has a recollection of this novelist's early life. J. Kingston Pierce in The Rap Sheet has put together a marvelous collection of trailers from the 20th century adaptions of the Philip Marlowe novels. The final paragraph in this excellent essay has links to more Raymond Chandler READING:
How Chandler Made a Killing at the Movies,” by Hugh Tynan; “Raymond Chandler Wrote Los Angeles,” by Carolyn Kellogg (Los Angeles Times); “Trouble Was His Business--Raymond Chandler,” by Larry Harnish (Los Angeles Times); “Marlowe Back on the Case?,” by J. Kingston Pierce (The Rap Sheet).

Seems like a good time for me to reread all the Chandler novels. He's one of my favorite authors.

1 comment:

vallerose said...

There really isn't anyone who is like Chandler. To use a fancy expression, he is Sui Genris,. I hope that is used correctly. Along with Conan Doyle, Chandler is among my top favorites.