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Boom. 2012; 2487–95 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2012.2.4.87
Published: 01 December 2012
...Jonah Raskin Raymond Chandler relished finding names for his quirky characters, including Philip Marlowe, the pipe-smoking, chess-playing private eye—a literary kinsman to Sam Spade, Dashiell Hammett’s solitary sleuth—whom I first met in the pages of fiction as a teenager and whom I have known more...
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Boom. 2013; 3328–37 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2013.3.3.28
Published: 01 September 2013
.... As Ulin reports, within the last one hundred years many (in)famous Angelenos, like oil baron Edward Doheny, studio head Louis B. Mayer, and gambling kingpin Charlie Crawford, followed Mulholland's prescription. For popular writers Raymond Chandler and James M. Cain, "There it is. Take it" describes...
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Boom. 2015; 534–11 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.3.4
Published: 01 September 2015
... had, that s a striking difference. The color of the city is changing, literally. Not during the day as writers from Raymond Chandler to Michel Fou- cault have pointed out, LA s stark, raving sunlight bleaches color from the wide, flat city. That s still true. But at night, lights bring color back to...
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Boom. 2014; 4497–101 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2014.4.4.97
Published: 01 December 2014
... than any other LA writer more than James M. Cain, John Fante, and Raymond Chandler it was Charles Bukowski who fascinated Oerum. Bukowski s streets became her shrine, although their seediness seemed anathema to the very notion of a literary shrine. Born in Germany in 1924 and brought to the United...
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Boom. 2014; 4146–53 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2014.4.1.46
Published: 01 March 2014
... Adventures of Esplandia´n. 48 BOOMCA L I FORN I A . COM Born out of romance, born out of literature, is it possible that California has finally become, after half a thousand years in the imagination, just another setting in the world? A city no worse than others Raymond Chandler observed of Los Angeles...
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Boom. 2013; 333–7 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2013.3.3.3
Published: 01 September 2013
..., echoes even shouts of Raymond Chandler, Nathanael West, James M. Cain. A dash of Carey McWilliams. Faye Dunaway in her prime. Jack Nicholson as J.J. Gittes: dashing and bumbling all at once. Los Angeles as its own metropolitan character actor: on the make, grasping, secretive. Depression-era costumes and...