Member Blogs > Books Tell You WhyRaymond Chandler: Making Pulp Serious

  • Thu, 23 Jul 2015 08:00:00    Permalink

    Raymond Chandler is one of those rare authors that reminds the literary establishment that genre has no bearing over a book’s quality. Chandler bridged gaps in his career. His work helped bring crime fiction to academics, and the serious novel to Hollywood studios. He considered himself an intellectual snob and loved Charles Dickens, Henry James, and Ernest Hemingway. He was a man who studied Greek and Latin, but Chandler emphasized that his own strange preferences brought him to the world of the detective story.

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