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Issue Details: First known date: 1995... 1995 The Australian Love Letters of Raymond Chandler
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In 1956 the 67-year-old American crime writer Raymond Chandler was down on his luck. His wife of thirty years had died, he drank too much and his career was on the skids. He tried to shoot himself and missed, then confessed all to a journalist in London. On the other side of the world, in rural New South Wales, 17-year-old Deidre Gartrell read of his loneliness and sent him a letter detailing her vital statistics. So began an intimate correspondence between two people who could not have been further apart, and who were never to meet ... . [This] work is an inventive blend of fiction and fact which takes us on an intriguing journey from Los Angeles in the 1950s to Australia in the 1990's' (Back cover 1995 edition.).

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: McPhee Gribble , 1995 .
      Extent: 388p.
      ISBN: 0869143182

Works about this Work

‘Welcome Creative Subversions’ : Experiment and Innovation in Recent Biographical Writing Donna Lee Brien , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: TEXT : Journal of Writing and Writing Courses , April vol. 18 no. 1 2014;
'While biography is popularly understood as a literature that tells straightforward, factual life stories, it is – as a literary form – the site of considerable experimentation. This article maps current biographical experimental practice and enquiry against the background of innovation during the twentieth century. This includes a discussion of the form and craft of biographical innovation, including the practical, theoretical and methodological issues involved, much of which has been contributed by working biographers who also reflect on biographical form through the lens of innovation in their own practice.' (Publication abstract)
Smooth and Troubled Passages Across the Pacific Kevin Hart , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Across the Pacific : Australia-United States Intellectual Histories 2010; (p. 119-148)
'How do American poets see Australia in their poems? How do Australian poets see America in their poems? These two questions are answered in part by attention to several poets on either side of the Pacific. In America: Karl Shapiro, Herbert Morris, John Ashbery, John Koethe, August Kleinzahler. And in Australia: Les Murray, John Forbes, John Tranter, Robert Adamson and Robert Gray.' (Authors's abstract)
A Factual Fiction Katharine England , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 169 1995; (p. 22-23)

— Review of The Australian Love Letters of Raymond Chandler Alan Close , 1995 single work novel
Greetings, My Lovely Elizabeth Jolley , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 18 March 1995; (p. 8)

— Review of The Australian Love Letters of Raymond Chandler Alan Close , 1995 single work novel
Unlikely Protagonists Bob Hunter , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 18 February 1995; (p. wkd 7)

— Review of The Australian Love Letters of Raymond Chandler Alan Close , 1995 single work novel
Forecasts Jeff Apter , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , December vol. 74 no. 1054 1994; (p. 25)

— Review of The Australian Love Letters of Raymond Chandler Alan Close , 1995 single work novel
Chandler and the Armidale Girl Stuart Coupe , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 4 February 1995; (p. 11A)

— Review of The Australian Love Letters of Raymond Chandler Alan Close , 1995 single work novel
Preoccupations of a Full-Time Writer Jenna Price , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 4 February 1995; (p. C3)

— Review of The Australian Love Letters of Raymond Chandler Alan Close , 1995 single work novel
Unlikely Protagonists Bob Hunter , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 18 February 1995; (p. wkd 7)

— Review of The Australian Love Letters of Raymond Chandler Alan Close , 1995 single work novel
Greetings, My Lovely Elizabeth Jolley , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 18 March 1995; (p. 8)

— Review of The Australian Love Letters of Raymond Chandler Alan Close , 1995 single work novel
Smooth and Troubled Passages Across the Pacific Kevin Hart , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Across the Pacific : Australia-United States Intellectual Histories 2010; (p. 119-148)
'How do American poets see Australia in their poems? How do Australian poets see America in their poems? These two questions are answered in part by attention to several poets on either side of the Pacific. In America: Karl Shapiro, Herbert Morris, John Ashbery, John Koethe, August Kleinzahler. And in Australia: Les Murray, John Forbes, John Tranter, Robert Adamson and Robert Gray.' (Authors's abstract)
Raymond Chandler's Australian Love Affair Mike Safe , 1995 single work biography
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 28-29 January 1995; (p. 10-17)
‘Welcome Creative Subversions’ : Experiment and Innovation in Recent Biographical Writing Donna Lee Brien , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: TEXT : Journal of Writing and Writing Courses , April vol. 18 no. 1 2014;
'While biography is popularly understood as a literature that tells straightforward, factual life stories, it is – as a literary form – the site of considerable experimentation. This article maps current biographical experimental practice and enquiry against the background of innovation during the twentieth century. This includes a discussion of the form and craft of biographical innovation, including the practical, theoretical and methodological issues involved, much of which has been contributed by working biographers who also reflect on biographical form through the lens of innovation in their own practice.' (Publication abstract)
Last amended 3 Sep 2010 15:40:07
Subjects:
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    United States of America (USA),
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    Americas,
  • c
    Australia,
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  • 1950s
  • 1980s
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