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MacShane, Frank

Overview
Works: 62 works in 262 publications in 3 languages and 10,312 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Interviews  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc 
Roles: Editor, Annotator, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PS3505.H3224, 813.52
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posthumous Publications by Frank MacShane, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Frank MacShane
 
Most widely held works by Frank MacShane
Collected stories of John O'Hara by John O'Hara ( Book )
11 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 1,570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It is the story of The Ewings an American Middle West family during the First World War
The life of Raymond Chandler by Frank MacShane ( Book )
22 editions published between 1976 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Along with Dashiell Hammett, Raymond Chandler invented the modern detective novel. He was a master of the "wise-crack" and the foremost exponent of the tough-guy school of writing. Raymond was also a writer of distinction in a field where quality was not expected. Dismissed for his unpredictable drinking habits, the mad who revealed California's seamy side in novels such as The Big Sleep, The Long Goodbye, and Farewell, My Lovely did not turn to fiction until the age of 44. He began with the pulps, and five years later tried his hand at novels. Within a few years the hero of his books, Philip Marlowe, had won a passionate international following [as] the tough but sentimental private eye. ... As Frank MacShane's entertaining biography shows, Raymond Chandler was the genuine article: a serious novelist who touched millions of readers. Drawing extensively on conversations with surviving members of the Chandler circle ... and from exclusive access to private correspondence and unpublished papers, Mr. MacShane's book is the first study of the life and times of this lively and influential literary figure. --From dust jacket
The life of John O'Hara by Frank MacShane ( Book )
8 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 1,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected letters of Raymond Chandler by Raymond Chandler ( Book )
21 editions published between 1981 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Into eternity : the life of James Jones, American writer by Frank MacShane ( Book )
8 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ford Madox Ford: the critical heritage by Frank MacShane ( Book )
19 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The life and work of Ford Madox Ford by Frank MacShane ( Book )
19 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in English and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Raymond Chandler papers : selected letters and non-fiction, 1909-1959 by Raymond Chandler ( Book )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"With his classic novels and stories featuring the hardboiled private detective Philip Marlowe, Raymond Chandler transformed the detective story and became one of the most iconic and imitated writers of the twentieth century. But despite the fame he attained through best-selling books such as The Big Sleep and The Long Goodbye, as well as the screenplay for such groundbreaking film noir as Double Indemnity, he remained an intensely private man throughout his life. As he lived a quiet existence darkened by his wife's recurring illnesses and his struggles with alcoholism, Chandler's letters were his sole connection to his friends, fans and publishers - and fellow writers from Ian Fleming to Somerset Maugham." "In The Raymond Chandler Papers, Chandler biographers Tom Hiney and Frank MacShane bring together a new selection of his correspondence - much of it never before made public - that reveals all aspects of his powerful personality, artistic sensibility, and broad intellectual curiosity."--BOOK JACKET
Impressions of Latin America; five centuries of travel and adventure by English and North American writers by Frank MacShane ( Book )
6 editions published in 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Five centuries of travel and adventure by english and North American writers
Many golden ages; ruins, temples & monuments of the Orient by Frank MacShane ( Book )
7 editions published between 1962 and 1963 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Return trip tango and other stories from abroad : selections from Translation magazine ( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The notebooks of Raymond Chandler and English summer : a gothic romance by Raymond Chandler ( Book )
15 editions published between 1976 and 2006 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Borges on writing by Jorge Luis Borges ( Book )
7 editions published between 1973 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Critical writings by Ford Madox Ford ( Book )
13 editions published between 1964 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The American in Europe, a collection of impressions written by Americans from the seventeenth century to the present by Frank MacShane ( Book )
5 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The visits of the Queen of Sheba by Miguel Serrano ( Book )
8 editions published between 1960 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
C.G. Jung and Hermann Hesse : a record of two friendships by Miguel Serrano ( Book )
9 editions published between 1966 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Raymond Chandler eine Biographie by Frank MacShane ( Book )
7 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Raymond Chandler : le gentleman de Californie by Frank MacShane ( Book )
4 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in French and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Même si son oeuvre ne tient qu'en une dizaine de livres et que ceux-ci se retrouvent dans la formule du roman criminel, on est en droit de considérer Raymond Chandler comme un écrivain américain important et capital. On revivra, grâce à cet ouvrage digne d'une enquête de ##Philip Marlowe##, les différentes étapes (jeunesse anglaise, problèmes littéraires, collaborations cinématographiques) de cette vie très romantique d'un créateur qui, admiré par ses pairs pour son intransigeante honnêteté et son exigeante franchise, fut "cannibalisé" par son oeuvre
Later novels and other writings : the lady in the lake ; The little sister ; The long goodbye ; Playback ; Double Idemnity ; Selected essays and letters by Raymond Chandler ( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Later Novels and Other Writings begins with The Lady in the Lake (1943). Written during the war, the story takes Marlowe out of the seamy L.A. streets to the deceptive tranquility of the surrounding mountains, as the search for a businessman's missing wife expands into an elegy of loneliness and loss. The darker tone typical of Chandler's later fiction is evident in The Little Sister (1949), in which an ambitious starlet, a blackmailer, and a seemingly naive young woman from Manhattan, Kansas, are the key players in a plot that provides fuel for a bitter indictment of Hollywood and Chandler's most savage portrayal of his adopted city. The Long Goodbye (1953), his most ambitious and self-revealing novel, uncovers a more anguished resonance in the Marlowe character, in a plot that hinges on the betrayal of friendship and the compromises of middle age. Playback (1958), written originally as a screenplay, is Chandler's seventh and last novel. A special feature of this volume is Chandler's long-unavailable screenplay for the film noir classic Double Indemnity (1944), adapted from James M. Cain's novel. Supplementing the volume, and providing a more personal glimpse of Chandler's personality, are a selection of essays - including "The Simple Art of Murder," in which Chandler muses on his pulp roots and on the special qualities of his hero and style - and eleven letters that range wittily and often sardonically over the worlds of writing, publishing, and filmmaking
 
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Alternative Names
Mac Shane, Frank
Mac Shane Frank 1927-1998
Mac Shane, Frank 1929-1999
Mc Shane, Frank
Mc Shane Frank 1927-1998
McShane, Frank
McShane Frank 1927-1998
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English (186)
German (4)
French (4)
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