Raymond Chandler Quote

The private detective of fiction is a fantastic creation who acts and speaks like a real man. He can be completely realistic in every sense but one, that one sense being that in life as we know it such a man would not be a private detective.


letter, 19 April 1951, published in Raymond Chandler Speaking (1962)

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The private detective of fiction is a fantastic creation who acts and speaks like a real man. He can be completely realistic in every sense but one,...

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The private detective of fiction is a fantastic creation who acts and speaks like a real man. He can be completely realistic in every sense but one,...

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The private detective of fiction is a fantastic creation who acts and speaks like a real man. He can be completely realistic in every sense but one,...

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The private detective of fiction is a fantastic creation who acts and speaks like a real man. He can be completely realistic in every sense but one,...