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Selected letters of Dashiell Hammett 1921-1960

Author: Dashiell Hammett; Richard Layman; Julie M Rivett
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Counterpoint, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Briefsammlung 1921-1960
Correspondence
Named Person: Dashiell Hammett; Dashiell Hammett
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dashiell Hammett; Richard Layman; Julie M Rivett
ISBN: 1582430810 9781582430812
OCLC Number: 44502284
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xx, 650 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: "A Reasonable Amount of Trouble" / Josephine Hammett Marshall --
Preface / Richard Layman --
Writer, 1921-1930 --
Celebrity, 1931-1942 --
Soldier, 1942-1945 --
Activist, 1945-1951 --
Survivor, 1952-1960.
Other Titles: Correspondence.
Responsibility: edited by Richard Layman, with Julie M. Rivett ; introduction by Josephine Hammett Marshall.

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"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.

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