The Long Embrace
Raymond Chandler and the Woman He Loved
By (author) Judith Freeman
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Long Embrace by Judith Freeman
Book DescriptionRaymond Chandler was among the most original and enduring crime novelists of the twentieth century. Yet much of his pre-writing life, including his unconventional marriage, has remained shrouded in mystery. In this compelling, wholly original book, Judith Freeman sets out to solve the puzzle of who Chandler was and how he became the writer who would create in Philip Marlowe an icon of American culture. Visiting Chandler's many homes and apartments, Freeman uncovers vestiges of the Los Angeles that was Chandler's terrain and inspiration for his imagination. She also uncovers the life of Cissy Pascal, the older, twice-divorced woman Chandler married in 1924. A revelation of a marriage that was a wellspring of need, illusion, and creativity, The Long Embrace provides us with a more complete picture of Raymond Chandler's life and art than any we have had before.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781400095179
Paperback / softback
(203mm x 133mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Vintage Books USA
Publisher: Vintage Books USA
Publish Date: 11-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Judith Freeman
Judith Freeman is the author of four novels The Chinchilla Farm, Set for Life, A Desert of Pure Feeling, and Red Water and of Family Attractions, a collection of short stories. She lives in California."
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