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Something More than Night: The Case of Raymond Chandler
by Peter Wolfe
University of Wisconsin Press, 1985
Cloth: 978-0-87972-293-7 | Paper: 978-0-87972-294-4
Library of Congress Classification PS3505.H3224Z89 1985
Dewey Decimal Classification 813.52

Raymond Chandler’s eminence as a mystery writer is unchallenged. Somerset Maugham and George Grella both rate him above Dashiell Hammett; Eric Partridge deems him “a serious artist and a very considerable novelist,” while praising him as “one of the finest novelists of his time.” Peter Wolfe examines the many sides of Chandler and his work—his apparent will to self-destruct, his obsession with beautiful women, and his apparent brush with homosexuality—and casts much new and needed light on this major American author.
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