The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep
Author: Raymond Chandler
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 224
Release: 1975-07-12
ISBN: 9780345245656
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep
Author: Meaghan Gray
Publsiher: Pronoun
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2017-04-01
ISBN: 1508061726
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Big Sleep Book Excerpt:

For the second time in thirty years, the entire world has fallen asleep. A science fantasy adventure. Get Book Two (The Masters) now! Thirty years after the Greymen caused the decimation of her people, high school drop out Rain Collins spends her days learning to pickpocket and hold her booze. Yet she longs for the freedom and adventure of the Dreamwalkers of the past. When the Greymen return and send her world into a second Big Sleep, Rain discovers her own innate powers and finds the epic adventure she has always sought. But she soon learns that the dangers of the dream world are far greater than she ever expected. Hunted by a particularly fearsome Greyman, Rain must put herself at constant risk to keep her friends and family safe from the nightmares. While she rages against the invaders, she searches for the nefarious truth behind their return. Driven by the true thirst for freedom, she will stop at nothing to drive the Greymen from her planet forever.

The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep
Author: Raymond Chandler
Publsiher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2002-06-11
ISBN: 1400030153
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Big Sleep Book Excerpt:

The iconic first novel from crime fiction master Raymond Chandler, featuring Philip Marlowe, the "quintessential urban private eye" (Los Angeles Times). A dying millionaire hires private eye Philip Marlowe to handle the blackmailer of one of his two troublesome daughters, and Marlowe finds himself involved with more than extortion. Kidnapping, pornography, seduction, and murder are just a few of the complications he gets caught up in.

The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep
Author: David Thomson
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2020-10-15
ISBN: 1839021608
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Big Sleep Book Excerpt:

The Big Sleep: Marlowe and Vivian practising kissing; General Sternwood shivering in a hothouse full of orchids; a screenplay, co-written by Faulkner, famously mysterious and difficult to solve. Released in 1946, Howard Hawks' adaptation of Raymond Chandler reunited Bogart and Bacall and gave them two of their most famous roles. The mercurial but ever-manipulative Hawks dredged humour and happiness out of film noir. 'Give him a story about more murders than anyone can keep up with, or explain,' David Thomson writes in his compelling study of the film, 'and somehow he made a paradise.' When it was first shown to a military audience The Big Sleep was coldly received. So, as Thomson reveals, Hawks shot extra scenes, 'fun' scenes, to replace one in which the film's murders had been explained, and in so doing left the plot unresolved. Thomson argues that, if this was accidental, it also signalled a change in the nature of Hollywood cinema: 'The Big Sleep inaugurates a post-modern, camp, satirical view of movies being about other movies that extends to the New Wave and Pulp Fiction.'

The Big Sleep

The Big Sleep
Author: Raymond Chandler
Publsiher: Everyman Publishers
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9781857152555
Category: Los Angeles (Calif.)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Not the Big Sleep

Not the Big Sleep
Author: Daryl Sharp
Publsiher: Inner City Books
Total Pages: 134
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9781894574136
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Not the Big Sleep Book Excerpt:

In this volume, the author and the redoubtable Professor Adam Brillig collaborate to create a sparkling love story, salted with balls and ball games, contained lust and the unpredictable world of the psyche, grounded at all times in the classical precepts of Jungian psychology: individuation, typology, complexes, projection, active imagination, conflict, enantiodromia, the tension of opposites, and the transcendent function.

PERTH THE BIG SLEEP

PERTH   THE BIG SLEEP
Author: Greg Hoey
Publsiher: TrashBooks inc.
Total Pages: 102
Release: 2019-08-11
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

PERTH THE BIG SLEEP Book Excerpt:

A book of fine essays, short stories and 'other' topical thoughts on contemporary culture and politics.

The Big Sleep and Other Novels

The Big Sleep and Other Novels
Author: Raymond Chandler
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 979
Release: 2000-02-03
ISBN: 0141912413
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Big Sleep and Other Novels Book Excerpt:

One of the BBC's '100 Novels That Shaped Our World' 'Raymond Chandler invented a new way of talking about America, and America has never looked the same to us since' Paul Auster, author of The New York Trilogy Raymond Chandler was America's preeminent writer of detective fiction, and this edition of The Big Sleep and Other Novels collects three of the best novels to feature his hard-drinking, philosophising PI, Philip Marlowe. Raymond Chandler created the fast talking, trouble seeking Californian private eye Philip Marlowe for his first great novel The Big Sleep in 1939. Often imitated but never bettered, it is in Marlowe's long shadow that every fictional detective must stand - and under the influence of Raymond Chandler's addictive prose that every crime author must write. Marlowe's entanglement with the Sternwood family - and an attendant cast of colourful underworld figures - is the background to a story reflecting all the tarnished glitter of the great American Dream. The hard-boiled detective's iconic image burns just as brightly in Farewell My Lovely, on the trail of a missing nightclub crooner. And the inimitable Marlowe is able to prove that trouble really is his business in Raymond Chandler's brilliant epitaph, The Long Goodbye. 'One of the greatest crime writers, who set standards that others still try to attain' Sunday Times 'Chandler wrote like a slumming angel and invested the sun-blinded streets of Los Angelos with a romantic presence' Ross Macdonald, author of The Drowning Pool

A Study Guide for Raymond Chandler s The Big Sleep

A Study Guide for Raymond Chandler s  The Big Sleep
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publsiher: Gale, Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 25
Release: 2016-06-29
ISBN: 1410341305
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Study Guide for Raymond Chandler s The Big Sleep Book Excerpt:

A Study Guide for Raymond Chandler's "The Big Sleep," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

The Big Sleep Farewell My Lovely

The Big Sleep   Farewell  My Lovely
Author: Raymond Chandler
Publsiher: Modern Library
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2011-11-16
ISBN: 0307807967
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Big Sleep Farewell My Lovely Book Excerpt:

These two classic novels featuring private eye Philip Marlowe made Raymond Chandler's name synonymous with America's hard-boiled school of crime fiction. The Big Sleep was an instant success when first published in 1939. It centers around a paralyzed California millionaire with two psychopathic daughters; he involves Marlowe in a case of blackmail that turns into murder. Farewell My Lovely, which Chandler regarded as his finest work, came out the following year. It has Marlowe dealing with the Los Angeles gambling circuit, a murder he stumbles upon, and three very beautiful but potentially deadly women. "Chandler writes like a slumming angel and invests the sun-blinded streets of Los Angeles with a romantic presence," said Ross Macdonald. And George V. Higgins wrote: "Chandler is fun to read. He's as bleak as tundra, and his dirtbag characters far outnumber his stellar citizens, but Philip Marlowe is a laconic tour guide through a zoo of truly interesting animals." From the Hardcover edition.

Hugless Douglas and the Big Sleep

Hugless Douglas and the Big Sleep
Author: David Melling
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2013-01-03
ISBN: 1444915045
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hugless Douglas and the Big Sleep Book Excerpt:

Hugless Douglas is going to a sleepover in this third adventure in the hugely popular series - a perfect book for bedtime and hugtime. Hugless Douglas is very excited about Rabbit's sleepover, but he collects so many friends along the way that soon it's a big squash in Rabbit's small burrow! How will they ever get to sleep? This is the third adventure in the hugely popular series, which has sold over 1.4 million copies in 26 languages to date. David Melling is one of the UK's best-loved author-illustrators and his stories combine brilliantly imaginative illustrations with an endearing sense of what it is like to be a small child learning about the world. Hello, Hugless Douglas! was a World Book Day picture book in 2014 and a number one bestseller, selling over 450,000 copies. 'A new Hugless Douglas book is always a cause for celebration.' Daily Mail

The Big Sleep and Other Novels

The Big Sleep and Other Novels
Author: Raymond Chandler
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 1039
Release: 2000-02-03
ISBN: 014118261X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Big Sleep and Other Novels Book Excerpt:

Raymond Chandler created the fast talking, trouble seeking Californian private eye Philip Marlowe for his first great novel The Big Sleep in 1939. Marlowe's entanglement with the Sternwood family - and an attendant cast of colourful underworld figures - is the background to a story reflecting all the tarnished glitter of the great American Dream. The detective's iconic image burns just as brightly in Farewell My Lovely, on the trail of a missing nightclub crooner. And the inimitable Marlowe is able to prove that trouble really is his business in Raymond Chandler's brilliant epitaph, The Long Goodbye.

The Big Sleep Special Edition

The Big Sleep  Special Edition
Author: Raymond Chandler
Publsiher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Total Pages: 241
Release: 2022-08-09
ISBN: 0593311892
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Big Sleep Special Edition Book Excerpt:

A special edition of the iconic first novel from crime fiction master Raymond Chandler, featuring Philip Marlowe, the "quintessential urban private eye" (Los Angeles Times). Featuring an introduction by James Ellroy. A dying millionaire hires private eye Philip Marlowe to handle the blackmailer of one of his two troublesome daughters, and Marlowe finds himself involved with more than extortion. Kidnapping, pornography, seduction, and murder are just a few of the complications he gets caught up in. A Vintage Crime/Black Lizard Special Edition.

Film Scripts Henry V The big sleep A streetcar named Desire

Film Scripts  Henry V  The big sleep  A streetcar named Desire
Author: George Garrett,O. B. Hardison,Osborne Bennett Hardison (Jr.),Jane R. Gelfman
Publsiher: Irvington Pub
Total Pages: 564
Release: 1971
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Annotated Big Sleep

The Annotated Big Sleep
Author: Raymond Chandler
Publsiher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Total Pages: 514
Release: 2018-07-17
ISBN: 0804168881
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Annotated Big Sleep Book Excerpt:

The first fully annotated edition of Raymond Chandler’s 1939 classic The Big Sleep features hundreds of illuminating notes and images alongside the full text of the novel and is an essential addition to any crime fiction fan’s library. A masterpiece of noir, Raymond Chandler's The Big Sleep helped to define a genre. Today it remains one of the most celebrated and stylish novels of the twentieth century. This comprehensive, annotated edition offers a fascinating look behind the scenes of the novel, bringing the gritty and seductive world of Chandler's iconic private eye Philip Marlowe to life. The Annotated Big Sleep solidifies the novel’s position as one of the great works of American fiction and will surprise and enthrall Chandler’s biggest fans. Including: -Personal letters and source texts -The historical context of Chandler’s Los Angeles, including maps and images -Film stills and art from the early pulps -An analysis of class, gender, sexuality, and ethnicity in the novel

The Big Sleep Farewell My Lovely The High Window

The Big Sleep  Farewell  My Lovely  The High Window
Author: Raymond Chandler
Publsiher: Everyman's Library
Total Pages: 702
Release: 2002-10-15
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Big Sleep Farewell My Lovely The High Window Book Excerpt:

Three early mystery novels--The Big Sleep, Farewell, My Lovely, and The High Window--introduce the world of harboiled 1930s private detective Philip Marlow, in an omnibus edition. 15,000 first printing.

The Big Lebowski

The Big Lebowski
Author: J.M. Tyree,Ben Walters
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2020-05-14
ISBN: 183871958X
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Big Lebowski Book Excerpt:

Ethan and Joel Coen's The Big Lebowski was released in 1998 to general bafflement. A decade on, it had become a cult classic and remains so over 20 years later, inspiring a thriving circuit of 'Lebowski Fests' during which costumed devotees gather at bowling alleys and guzzle White Russians. Beyond its superabundance of deliciously quotable lines, how has the movie inspired such remarkable affection? And why does its critical stock continue to rise? The film's unlikely anchor is Jeff Bridges' career-best performance as Jeffrey Lebowski, a fully-baked 1960s radical turned Venice Beach drop-out known to his friends as 'the Dude'. Mistaken for an identically-named grandee whose young trophy wife is in trouble, the Dude finds himself embroiled in an impossibly convoluted kidnap plot involving pornographers, nihilists and threats to his 'johnson'. Worst of all, it conflicts with his bowling commitments. In part an irreverent pastiche of Raymond Chandler's The Big Sleep (as filmed by Howard Hawks), The Big Lebowski is also a jukebox of film history, littered with playful references to everything from Hitchcock and Altman to Busby Berkeley. This riot of addled quotations reflects the film's Los Angeles setting, a discombobulated world inhabited by flakes, phonies and poseurs with put-on identities. Like many Coen films, the movie plays havoc with the conventions of the crime genre and the absurdities of classical American 'heroism'. But it's also that rare thing: a comedy that gets richer, funnier and more affecting with each viewing. Beneath its breakneck pacing and foul-mouthed ribaldry, the Dude's story offers disarmingly humane lessons in the value of simple things: friendship, laughter and bowling. In their foreword to this new edition, the authors reflect on Lebowski's cult status and its contemporary resonances as a film about gentle non-conformity and friendship in an increasingly polarized world. The new edition also includes an interview with the Coens, revealing the origins of the name 'Jeffrey Lebowski'.

The King Arthur Myth in Modern American Literature

The King Arthur Myth in Modern American Literature
Author: Andrew E. Mathis
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2001-11-16
ISBN: 9780786411719
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The King Arthur Myth in Modern American Literature Book Excerpt:

In American fiction, two forms of the Arthurian myth are commonly found: the use of the myth for political reasons, and the use of the myth for the continuation of an aesthetic tradition that can be traced back to the earliest use of the Arthurian cycle by writers in the British Isles. This work traces the use of the legend from Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court to Donald Barthelme's novel The King. It discusses how Twain used the myth to take a stand against England, how it served cultural and aesthetic purposes in John Steinbeck's writing, how Raymond Chandler used it in complex texts with less obvious Arthurian allusions that carried strong cultural and even political associations, how John Gardner used aspects of the myth to embellish already existing narrative structures and to underscore philosophic debates, and how Donald Barthelme suggests the continuing interest of American writers in the Arthurian legend today in his novels. Also discussed is the effect of World War II on American literature and the Arthurian myth and the Camelot image surrounding the Kennedys.

Focus and Secondary Predication

Focus and Secondary Predication
Author: Susanne Winkler
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter
Total Pages: 500
Release: 1997
ISBN: 9783110150575
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Focus and Secondary Predication Book Excerpt:

The architecture of the human language faculty has been one of the main foci of the linguistic research of the last half century. This branch of linguistics, broadly known as Generative Grammar, is concerned with the formulation of explanatory formal accounts of linguistic phenomena with the ulterior goal of gaining insight into the properties of the 'language organ'. The series comprises high quality monographs and collected volumes that address such issues. The topics in this series range from phonology to semantics, from syntax to information structure, from mathematical linguistics to studies of the lexicon. To discuss your book idea or submit a proposal, please contact Birgit Sievert

Fiction Film and Faulkner

Fiction  Film  and Faulkner
Author: Gene D. Phillips
Publsiher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
Total Pages: 244
Release: 1988
ISBN: 9781572331662
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fiction Film and Faulkner Book Excerpt:

Noted film historian Gene Phillips (English, Loyola U.-Chicago) traces the successes and frustrations in Faulkner's screenwriting career, exploring parallels between his film work and his career as a novelist. Includes a filmography and bibliography. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR