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Author Hammett, Dashiell, 1894-1961.

Uniform Title Correspondence. Selections
Title Selected letters of Dashiell Hammett 1921-1960 / edited by Richard Layman, with Julie M. Rivett ; introduction by Josephine Hammett Marshall.

Imprint Washington, D.C. : Counterpoint, c2001.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Special Collections Whitehead  813.52 H183Bh, 2001    ---  Lib Use Only
Description xx, 650 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Note Includes index.
Bibliography "Appendix: Hammett's reading": p. 627-632.
Summary "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.
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.
Subject Hammett, Dashiell, 1894-1961 -- Correspondence.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Correspondence.
Detective and mystery stories -- Authorship.
Added Author Layman, Richard, 1947-
Rivett, Julie M.
ISBN 1582430810 (alk. paper)
9781582430812 (alk. paper)

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