Raymond Chandler: The Detections Of Totality

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The master of literary theory takes on the master of the detective novelRaymond Chandler, a dazzling stylist and portrayer of American life, holds a unique place in literary history, straddling both pulp fiction and modernism. With The Big Sleep, published in 1939, he left an indelible imprint on the detective novel. Fredric Jameson offers an interpretation of Chandler’s work that reconstructs bot...

Hardcover: 96 pages
Publisher: Verso (August 23, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9781784782160
ISBN-13: 978-1784782160
ASIN: 1784782165
Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
Amazon Rank: 954111
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Believe it or not, this isn't the first example of a Marxist philosopher commenting on Raymond Chandler. Zizek examined him and his work briefly in Enjoy Your Symptoms. This is the first full book treatment, though; or, perhaps more accurately descr...



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xt in which it was written and the social world or totality it projects. Chandler’s invariable setting, Los Angeles, appears both as a microcosm of the United States and a prefiguration of its future: a megalopolis uniquely distributed by an unpromising nature into a variety of distinct neighborhoods and private worlds. But this essentially urban and spatial work seems also to be drawn towards a vacuum, an absence that is nothing other than death. With Chandler, the thriller genre becomes metaphysical.