The Critical Response to Raymond Chandler

The Critical Response to Raymond Chandler


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313279485
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/02/1995
Series: Critical Responses in Arts and Letters Series , #18
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.42(w) x 9.54(h) x 0.97(d)

About the Author

J. K. VAN DOVER is Professor of English at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania. He has published books on William Kennedy, Daniel Defoe, Erle Stanley Gardner, Ian Fleming, and others.

Table of Contents

Series Foreword by Cameron Northouse



Introduction by J. K. Van Dover

Chandler and the Reviewers: American and English Observations on a P.I.'s Progress, 1939-1964 by J. K. Van Dover

A Cato of the Cruelties by R. W. Flint

Philip Marlowe Speaking by R. W. Lid

On Raymond Chandler by Fredric Jameson

From Raymond Chandler and an American Genre by E. M. Beekman

The Complex Art of Raymond Chandler by George N. Dove

Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles by Tom S. Reck

Rats Behind The Wainscoting: Politics, Convention, and Chandler's The Big Sleep by Peter J. Rabinowitz

From Aggressive Reading: Detective Fiction and Realistic Narrative by James Guetti

Howard Hawks's The Big Sleep: A Paradigm for the Postwar American Family by Brian Gallagher

Chivalry and Modernity in Raymond Chandler's The Big Sleep by Ernest Fontana

The Function of Simile in Raymond Chandler's Novels by Stephen L. Tanner

The Mind of the Hardboiled: Ross Macdonald and the Roles of Criticism by T. R. Steiner

Raymond Chandler and the Business of Literature by Johanna M. Smith

Narrative Symmetries in Farewell, My Lovely by J. K. Van Dover



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