Adiós, muñeca

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Alianza Editorial, 2001 - Fiction - 290 pages
Considerada por algunos críticos como la mejor novela de Raymond Chandler (1888-1959), la indagación en la corrupción que supone ADIÓS, MUÑECA (1940) supuso un paso más para el autor en su personal interpretación de las convenciones del género negro. Si en «El sueño eterno» (BA 0700) era un caso de chantaje el que servía de urdimbre para la acción de Philip Marlowe, en «Adiós, muñeca» será la búsqueda que emprende, tras salir de la cárcel, de su «pequeña Velma» el singular gigante Moose Malloy («Incluso en Central Avenue, que no es la calle más discreta del mundo en materia de vestimenta, pasaba tan inadvertido como una tarántula en un trozo de bizcocho») la que desencadene un siniestro recorrido que desenmascara los resortes del poder en una ciudad en la que «las leyes se hacen para los que pagan».

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About the author (2001)

Born in Chicago but raised in England, where he studied the classics, Raymond Chandler had early jobs as a reporter for English newspapers. He also worked as an accountant, bookkeeper, and auditor. But his first love was writing, and from 1933 to his death, Chandler was a professional writer. In addition to novels and short stories, Chandler wrote screenplays. He won two academy awards, for Double Indemnity (1944) and The Blue Dahlia (1946). Urban America's darker side fascinated Chandler as a place where the promise of America has gone wrong, corrupted by greed, money, and power. Into this setting Chandler places detective Philip Marlowe, a disillusioned idealist made cynical by what he sees on the streets of Los Angeles. Chandler is said to demonstrate the imaginative possibilities of the detective story as he transforms the genre from formulaic puzzlement to cultural inquiry.