Adios, Muneca

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Adiós, muñeca (1940), considerada por muchos la mejor obra de Raymond Chandler, es su segunda novela. El detective Philip Marlowe emprende la búsqueda apasionada de una cantante pelirroja, se ve envuelto en la escena de un crimen y debe desenredar un turbio asunto de deudas de juego. No tardará en descubrir que la costumbre de quienes lo rodean es disparar primero y preguntar después. Esta edición reúne también los tres relatos pulp, publicados en las revistas Black Mask y Dime Detective, que Chandler canibalizó ...

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Adiós, muñeca (1940), considerada por muchos la mejor obra de Raymond Chandler, es su segunda novela. El detective Philip Marlowe emprende la búsqueda apasionada de una cantante pelirroja, se ve envuelto en la escena de un crimen y debe desenredar un turbio asunto de deudas de juego. No tardará en descubrir que la costumbre de quienes lo rodean es disparar primero y preguntar después. Esta edición reúne también los tres relatos pulp, publicados en las revistas Black Mask y Dime Detective, que Chandler canibalizó para escribir la novela: El hombre que amaba a los perros (1936), Busquen a la chica (1937) y El jade del mandarín (1937).

«He leído con suma satisfacción Adiós, muñeca ... Es poco habitual encontrar a alguien con el don de contar historias, pero Raymond Chandler lo posee.» Edmund Wilson

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788490325742
  • Publisher: Random House Mondadori
  • Publication date: 2/25/2014
  • Language: Spanish
  • Pages: 472
  • Sales rank: 779,104
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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Raymond Chandler
Raymond Thornton Chandler (1888-1959) es el gran maestro de la literatura detectivesca estadounidense. Nació en Chicago, pero pasó la mayor parte de su infancia y juventud en Inglaterra, donde estudió en el Dulwich College y acabó trabajando como periodista freelance en The Westminster Gazette y The Spectator. Durante la Primera Guerra Mundial, se alistó en la Primera División Canadiense, que servía en Francia, y más adelante entró a formar parte de la Royal Air Force (RAF). En 1919 regresó a Estados Unidos y se instaló en California, donde ejerció como director de varias compañías petroleras independientes. Sin embargo, la Gran Depresión terminó con su carrera en dicho sector en 1933. Chandler tenía cuarenta y cinco años cuando empezó a escribir relatos detectivescos para revistas baratas de género negro, más conocidas como pulps: Black Mask, Dime Detective. Sus novelas, protagonizadas por el impetuoso pero noble Philip Marlowe, destacan por un realismo duro y una mirada social crítica. En El sueño eterno (1939), su primera novela, presentó en sociedad a Philip Marlowe. Pronto le siguieron Adiós, muñeca (1940), La ventana alta (1942), La dama del lago (1943), La hermana menor (1949), El largo adiós (1953) y Playback (1958). Mantuvo una relación estrecha y turbulenta con Hollywood, donde sus novelas fueron llevadas a la gran pantalla y para cuya industria cinematográfica trabajó de guionista entre 1943 y 1950. En 1958 fue elegido presidente de la organización Mystery Writers of America. Murió en La Jolla, California, el 26 de marzo de 1959.

Biography

Raymond Thornton Chandler (1888 - 1959) was the master practitioner of American hard-boiled crime fiction. Although he was born in Chicago, Chandler spent most of his boyhood and youth in England where he attended Dulwich College and later worked as a freelance journalist for The Westminster Gazette and The Spectator. During World War I, Chandler served in France with the First Division of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, transferring later to the Royal Flying Corps (R. A. F.). In 1919 he returned to the United States, settling in California, where he eventually became director of a number of independent oil companies. The Depression put an end to his career, and in 1933, at the age of forty-five, he turned to writing fiction, publishing his first stories in Black Mask. Chandler's detective stories often starred the brash but honorable Philip Marlowe (introduced in 1939 in his first novel, The Big Sleep) and were noted for their literate presentation and dead-on critical eye. Never a prolific writer, Chandler published only one collection of stories and seven novels in his lifetime. Some of Chandler's novels, like The Big Sleep, were made into classic movies which helped define the film noir style. In the last year of his life he was elected president of the Mystery Writers of America. He died in La Jolla, California on March 26, 1959.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Raymond Thornton Chandler
    1. Date of Birth:
      July 23, 1888
    2. Place of Birth:
      Chicago Illinois
    1. Date of Death:
      March 26, 1959
    2. Place of Death:
      La Jolla, California

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