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Daniel Buck
Re: I will order the book right away, thank you so much.
Thu Aug 30, 2018 02:59

The Annotated Big Sleep is a cornucopia of esoterica and factoids, the origin of the words gunsel and private dick, a precis of 1920s Los Angeles pornographic lending libraries, and references to the city's early oil business (Edward Doheny, among others). Chandler himself worked for the Dabney Oil Syndicate before he was canned for absenteeism and drinking. Thus launched a literary career.


    • Re: I will order the book right away, thank you so much. — Daniel Buck, Thu Aug 30 02:59
      • Gonna hafta buy this bookJerry Prather, Thu Aug 30 13:23
        Dan, Over a thousand footnotes! A cornucopia of esoterica and factoids! This definitely appears to be my piece of cake(especially if it's a slice of angel food with a tarantula on top). I'm a fan of... more
        • Re: Gonna hafta buy this bookDaniel Buck, Thu Aug 30 18:36
          Jerry, I think you will enjoy the book. The depth and range of the three editors' knowledge enlivens the annotations, on one page quoting from Carrol John Daly's 1923 Black Mask story "Three Gun... more
      • ChandlerRandy King, Thu Aug 30 09:14
        I am fully award of Chandler and his writings, and realize that not every thing will be factual. That said 1920s is far closer to 1881 then 2018. Many people of that era were still alive including... more
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