The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett The .. Al punto da credere ‘ancora’ in valori come l’amicizia, e perfino l’onestà. En El largo adiós, Marlowe se ve implicado accidentalmente en un asesinato. Deberá resolver el misterio antes de que la policía. Title, El largo adiós. Volume of Letras universales. Author, Raymond Chandler. Editor, Alfredo Arias. Translated by, José Luis López Muñoz. Publisher .

Author: JoJot Tojabei
Country: Ukraine
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Literature
Published (Last): 11 January 2015
Pages: 410
PDF File Size: 2.40 Mb
ePub File Size: 11.78 Mb
ISBN: 692-4-49209-145-3
Downloads: 30997
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Vunris

El largo adiós (Philip Marlowe, #6) by Raymond Chandler (2 star ratings)

Some parts of the mystery I was able to predict, and some parts were surprising – this balance was appropriate. Jun 22, s. Trivia Laargo The Long Goodbye And indeed, this is one of the other things this particular novel is known for, much more so than any of the other novels of Chandler’s career, as being one of the first truly complex and brutally honest looks at the entire subject of alcoholism, a tortured look at the subject from an active addict who bitterly blames the moral weakness of the alcoholics as much as the disease itself.

Japanese broadcast NHK aired five episodes of a Japanese adaptation of the novel in Cover of the first British edition. Apparently, he did not set out to write a Marlowe novel, but eventually lost his nerve. Each book is an independent story.

And this is the flipside of reading Chandler anymore, of course, something you need to actively work against while reading his books if you want any chance of deeply enjoying them; it’s imperative that you forget all the cultural stereotypes and cliches that have come from the world of pulp fiction, that you not immediately think of a tough-talking Humphrey Bogart while reading this but rather approach it as a contemporary reader in the s would, one who has no preconceptions about what they’re getting into.

After Cissy’s death, Chandler’s loneliness worsened his propensity for clinical depression; he returned to drinking alcohol, never quitting it for long, and the quality and quantity of his writing suffered. Not larho, but with such intensity that nearly all else became “the others”. Raymond Chandler, the king of mystery authors, has another great novel, that lifts it above the genre, into serious, distinguished, literature.

None of it really belonged to me. Think he’ll get to vegas alive, you coldhearted son of a bitch? Raimohd the top to the bottom and back, adiios, sending a hundred dollar check, to the astonished Marlowe, for all his complications, eo few days before Christmas, too.


The Long Goodbye (Philip Marlowe, #6) by Raymond Chandler

Wade calls Marlowe again, asking him to come by to have lunch with him. Letterariamente nato nelqui appare adoos anni dopo per la sesta volta. Also, like Chandler, Wade had written novels romantic fiction that were viewed by many as not real literature, whereas Wade wants to be thought of as a serious author.

Well, I am certainly going to read Little Sister and the others I’d missed now. Marlowe’s friend soon turns up dead, an apparent suicide. When people talk about Chandler’s influence on crime fiction it’s always in reference to his hardboiled dialogue, his similes and metaphors but in reading this final entry in the Marlowe series you can draw a long powerful line from Chandler through Crumley, Sallis and Block, to name only three, writers who have taken adiox mantle of writing about society through the eyes of a worn out private detective, it’s harsh and bleak and powerfully written and still its packed with wicked dialogue and smart-aleck observations.

And indeed, Chandler is chadler distinctly an American artist precisely because he both helped invent and perfect a truly American form of the arts, so-called “detective” or “crime” or “pulp” fiction, a genre which first gained popularity in the rough-and-tumble first half of the 20th century and is by now an international phenomenon and multi-billion-dollar industry.

It’s been a while since I read both of those books, but I recall being much more interested in the plots of these books and experiencing a greater sense of suspense. Sometimes the language is a little hard to understand, the drama is a bit heavy handed, and the crime is impossible to discover on your own.

larog I never promised you a miracle What you desired was a guarantee. It was Chandler, in this book, that helped me to discover why I like these “literary” mystery books.

El largo adiós

Outside of a ‘s Hollywood nightclub, a congenial drunk falls out of a Rolls Royce and his lady friend drives away leaving him on the pavement.

This also has layers.

These are the men who built the hard-boiled noir house that everyone else lives in. Philip Marlowe, through no fault of his own, brings deathand sinister, lurking gangsters Il suo obiettivo sembrava essere fare buoni film intervenendo sui generei cinematografici, smitizzandoli pietra miliare rimane la rivisitazione del West nel film con Warren Beatty e Julie Christiegiocando sugli stereotipi.

Although I love noir mistery movies, Marlowe included, the novel definitely is not my cup of reading. Turns out she is Sylvia Lennox, ex- wife of this inebriated war veteran Second World WarTerry Lennox, and he has the scars on his face to prove raikond. Yeah, Tom made fools of us all.


Marlowe receives a call from Spencer regarding Wade’s death and bullies Spencer into taking him to see Mrs. Lennox and Roger Wade and that Lennox was actually her first husband, presumed killed in action with British Special Air Service during the war. Each book is an independent story. His Own Long Goodbye”. Bonjour amigos, David Gustafson Las Vegas The Wades each try to convince Marlowe to stay at their house to keep Roger writing instead of drinking, and though he refuses, he ends up making further trips to the house at their behest.

Pushy and thorny, Marlowe is the hero for me. All but Playback have been realized into laego pictures, some several times. The prose gets darker and darker, almost ranting at points, painful and despondent about modern life, particularly in L.

Slightly spoiled by having fallen for Elliot Gould in Leigh Brackett’s adaptation, The Long Goodbye is still an overwhelmingly impressive piece of dark literature. What a sensible guy. Like Chandler, Lennox is an alcoholic. Philip Chabdler does not feel the same to the extent that I would like to ask the late author, “Who the heck is the guy impersonating him and what happened adiks the real one? Out there in the night of a thousand crimes, people were dying, being maimed, cut by flying glass, crushed against steering wheels or under heavy tires.

I read this to fulfill a summer checklist item a personal list I made for myself after my first year of teaching: It is easy to consider many bits as cliche in the modern day, but important to remember that it was Chandler that invented it before it became cliche. The lady is his ex-wife, daughter of a multi-millionaire, reclusive newspaper tycoon.

The Long Goodbye

Feb 10, Anthony Vacca rated it it was amazing Shelves: My reaction to it now is adoos it is extraordinarily long. Raymond Chandler is one of those later writers. It is not something I had expected.