What’s a female crime-writing author, who owes so much to Raymond Chandler and who loves him dearly, to do in this age of #MeToo? Megan Abbott (Give Me Your Hand) has some interesting observation in a delightful and insightful essay on Salon.com. Abbott is unabashed in her love for Raymond Chandler and the noir world • Read More »
Archives: The Big Sleep
This newsletter was sent to everyone on Jim’s email list (4,500) on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. Special note: If you have unsubscribed to this list previously, I apologize for this email. I had some problems with the list over the past couple of weeks — due mainly to my incompetence — and some unsubscribers may have • Read More »
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Raymond Chandler brought a level of emotional complexity to his characters that had never been seen before in hard-boiled detective fiction.
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