Selected Letters of Dashiell Hammett, 1921-1960

Author(s): Dashiell Hammett; Richard Layman (Editor); Julie M. Rivett (Editor); Josephine Hammett Marshall (Introduction by)

Literary biography

This is a selection from the letters of Dashiell Hammett, the American writer of crime fiction. Here is Hammett the family man, distant but devoted; Hammett the student of politics, scanning the headlines from a Marxist perspective; and Hammett the lover of Lillian Hellman, delighting in her style, humour, accomplishments, but maintaining his independence. Celebrity, soldier, activist, survivor - these letters show how Hammett was each of these in turn, but was always, above all, a writer.


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  • : 9781582432106
  • : Counterpoint Press
  • : Counterpoint Press
  • : 0.91
  • : April 2002
  • : 1.64 Inches X 6.13 Inches X 9.5 Inches
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  • : Dashiell Hammett; Richard Layman (Editor); Julie M. Rivett (Editor); Josephine Hammett Marshall (Introduction by)
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : very good
  • : 672