Dutch version of The Long Goodbye, published 1956
Raymond Chandler Loved Cats! -
An old post from the Portland Mercury’s Blogtown that presents evidence that Chandler, if he lived today, could well be one of those people who operates a Facebook or Twitter profile on behalf of his cat.
Study Raymond Chandler's Novels with author James Grady at Politics & Prose Bookstore, Washington, DC -
A two-hour class focusing on three of Chandler’s most famous prose works: The Big Sleep, The Long Goodbye and Farewell, My Lovely. Wonder if they still have any seats open… (Nov. 5 & 9, 2012, site has details)
A short Wall Street Journal piece contrasting, mostly, an Agatha Christie essay on detective fiction - wherein she, essentially, compares her style of detective fiction with a bracing go at a crossword puzzle - with Chandler’s “The Simple Art of Murder”.
via: simple art of murder on Pinterest
For 30 years, ten months, and four days, she was the light of my life, my whole ambition. Anything else I did was just the fire for her to warm her hands at. — Raymond Chandler on Cissy Pascal, quoted in “Burning Witches” by Michael Rogin, London Review of Books (Sept 1997). One of my lost habits from grad school is faithfully reading the LRB. This is from Michaelmas 1997, St Antony’s Common Room. (via smalldemonsblog)
Read “Spanish Blood”.
New Raymond Chandler Biography. Mark at the Rap Sheet does an interview with the author here.
“I have made three rules of writing for myself that are absolutes: Never take advice. Never show or discuss a work in progress. Never answer a critic.”
— Raymond Chandler
Again, a clipping from Harper’s. Raymond Chandler is most famous for his “Chandlerisms,” another word for his odd metaphors.