R. Chandler - The Big Sleep

R. Chandler - The Big Sleep



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R. Chandler - The Big Sleep by Patrick Badonnel, Claude Maisonnat

The Big Sleep was published in 1939 and was immediately labelled as " hard-boiled ". TheNew Yorker described it as a " terrifying story of degeneracy in Southern California by an author who almost makes Dashiell Hammett seem as innocuous as Winnie-the-Pooh ". Chandler, much more than any other detective story-writer in America, has established a tradition of which leading contemporary writers like James Ellroy could be regarded as the inheritors. As W.H. Auden wrote : " Chandler is interested in writing, not detective stories, but serious studies of a criminal milieu, the Great Wrong Place, and his powerful but extremely depressing books should be read and judged, not as escape literature, but as works of art ".

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ISBN-13: 9782864602552
Publisher: Les Belles Lettres
Publication date: 10/01/1995
Pages: 112

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