Layman, Richard 1947-
Most widely held works by Richard Layman
American novelists since World War II ( Book )
11 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 1,655 libraries worldwide
Contains biographical sketches of writers who either began writing novels after 1945 or have done their most important work since then. Extended biographical and critical essays are given for authors who are generally regarded as major forces in contemporary literature, while less elaborate entries are given for other authors based on the author's influence and size of published body of work.
American decades ( Book )
10 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 1,584 libraries worldwide
Examines the changes in American civilization from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present.
Shadow man : the life of Dashiell Hammett by Richard Layman ( Book )
14 editions published between 1981 and 1984 in English and held by 950 libraries worldwide
Dashiell Hammett : a daughter remembers by Jo Hammett ( Book )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and French and held by 759 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the life of the author through the eyes of his daughter, discussing his ties to Communism, his celebrity, his drinking and gambling habits, his relationship with Lillian Hellman, and his behavior as a father.
Selected letters of Dashiell Hammett 1921-1960 by Dashiell Hammett ( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 713 libraries worldwide
"Here is a volume that generations of readers have longed for - the first-ever selection from the letters of Dashiell Hammett, the onetime private detective who, in five astonishing books written between 1927 and 1933, invented the modern American crime novel. Hammett was not only the founding member of the hardboiled school, he also was its greatest practitioner, and even after Chandler and all the rest, his body of work remains the solid-gold standard. The best of his work is literature - without the quotation marks."--Jacket.
American decades : 1960-1969 ( Book )
5 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 589 libraries worldwide
The decades of 20th-century America-the most diverse and dramatic intervals in the history of humankind-have been singled out for individual coverage in this landmark series.
Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese falcon : a documentary volume ( Book )
6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 513 libraries worldwide
Provides researchers basic materials useful in studying The Maltese Falcon: background readings related to Hammett's life; composition of the novel; reception of the novel, including reviews and critical response; and the various media adaptations of this classic complex story.
Child abuse by Richard Layman ( Book )
5 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 457 libraries worldwide
Hardboiled mystery writers : Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, Ross Macdonald : a literary reference ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 423 libraries worldwide
Ring W. Lardner : a descriptive bibliography by Matthew J Bruccoli ( Book )
5 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 410 libraries worldwide
Dashiell Hammett, a descriptive bibliography by Richard Layman ( Book )
6 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 405 libraries worldwide
American decades : 1950-1959 ( Book )
4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 347 libraries worldwide
Dashiell Hammett by Richard Layman ( Book )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 252 libraries worldwide
The Maltese falcon by Richard Layman ( Book )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 230 libraries worldwide
Black American literature by Valerie Smith ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 212 libraries worldwide
A survey of the development of black American literature from the 1890's to the 1930's, examining the achievements of the authors who consolidated the Afro-American literary tradition at the turn of the century, the major poets and novelists of the Harlem Renaissance, and the black women writers who provide a unique, double perspective on racial and sexual oppression in their work.
The professions of authorship : essays in honor of Matthew J. Bruccoli ( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 178 libraries worldwide
Discovering the Maltese falcon and Sam Spade : the evolution of Dashiell Hammett's masterpiece, including John Huston's movie with Humphrey Bogart ( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 142 libraries worldwide
Hardboiled mystery writers ; Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, Ross Macdonald ( Book )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 87 libraries worldwide
Modern American poetry by Helen Hennessy Vendler ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
Presents Helen Vendler lecturing on the themes of representative poems by American internationalists and nationalists, and on the poetry of Wallace Stevens who integrated American and international themes and techniques.
Concise dictionary of British literary biography ( Book )
7 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
American fiction American literature American literature--African American authors American literature--Bio-bibliography American poetry--Explication American poetry--Themes, motives Authors, American Authors, American--Family relationships Authors, English--Biography Authorship Bibliography Bio-bibliography Biography Chandler, Raymond,--1888-1959 Child abuse Civilization Criticism, interpretation, etc. Detective and mystery stories Detective and mystery stories, American Detective and mystery stories, American--Examinations Detective and mystery stories--Authorship Dictionaries Dos Passos, John,--1896-1970 Eliot, T. S.--1888-1965 English literature Examinations Facsimiles Families Fathers and daughters Hammett, Dashiell,--1894-1961 Hammett, Jo,--1926- Hammett family Humorous stories, American Lardner, Ring,--1885-1933 Literature Macdonald, Ross,--1915-1983 Maltese falcon (Hammett, Dashiell) Manuscripts Manuscripts, American Naturalism Noir fiction, American Novelists, American--Biography Realism Records and correspondence Sources Southern States Spade, Sam (Fictitious character) Stevens, Wallace,--1879-1955 Study guides United States