Saturday, March 15, 2014

Five books on the life, work and legacy of Raymond Chandler

One title on the Barnes & Noble Review's list of five top books on the life, work and legacy of Raymond Chandler:
Raymond Chandler: A Biography
by Tom Hiney

Tom Hiney offers a definitive portrait of the writer in this fascinating biography, culled from previously unreleased papers and anecdotes from those close to him. Frankly exploring Chandler’s lifelong struggle with alcoholism and a one-of-a-kind marriage to a woman 17 years his senior, Hiney profiles Chandler as author, screenwriter, addict, and lover with equitable diligence. For more on Chandler’s personal life, Judith Freeman’s Long Embrace takes a closer look at the writer’s 30-year-long relationship with Cissy, who was an enormous influence on his craft and development.
Read about the other books on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue