Raymond Chandler

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ریموند چندلر, ריימונד צ׳אנדלר, Reēmont Tsantler, and 36 others レイモンド・チャンドラー, レイモンドチャンドラー, Raimonds Čandleris, רימונד צ'נדלר, Raymond Chandler, Rīmūn Šāndlīr, Raimondas Čandleris, ريمون شاندلر،, Реймонд Чендлер, Раймонд Чендлер, Rainmont Tsantler, Rajmond Čendler, Raimundus Thornton Chandler, レイモンド チャンドラー, 레이먼드 챈들러, Rejmond Čendler, Reimonds Čandlers, R チャンドラー, 雷蒙德·钱德勒, რაიმონდ ჩანდლერი, Рејмонд Чандлер, Dashiell Hammett, ריימונד צ׳נדלר, Рејмонд Чендлер, Chandler, Reymond Tsʹandler, رايموند تشاندلر, 雷蒙·錢德勒, Rejmond Čandler, Рэймонд Чандлер, ריימונד צ'נדלר, Реймънд Чандлър, Raimond Chandler, Rajmond Čandler, Чандлер, Raymond Thornton Chandler
July 10, 1888
July 10, 1959

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Raymond Thornton Chandler (July 23, 1888 – March 26, 1959) was an American-British novelist and screenwriter. In 1932, at the age of forty-four, Chandler became a detective fiction writer after losing his job as an oil company executive during the Great Depression. His first short story, "Blackmailers Don't Shoot", was published in 1933 in Black Mask, a popular pulp magazine. His first novel, The Big Sleep, was published in 1939. In addition to his short stories, Chandler published seven novels during his lifetime (an eighth, in progress at the time of his death, was completed by Robert B. Parker). All but Playback have been made into motion pictures, some more than once. In the year before his death, he was elected president of the Mystery Writers of America.Chandler had an immense stylistic influence on American popular literature. He is a founder of the hard-boiled school of detective fiction, along with Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain and other Black Mask writers. The protagonist of his novels, Philip Marlowe, like Hammett's Sam Spade, is considered by some to be synonymous with "private detective". Both were played in films by Humphrey Bogart, whom many consider to be the quintessential Marlowe. At least three …

Books by Raymond Chandler