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Dashiell Hammett free pdf "Delivers the goods on Hammett, in brief. . . . An entertaining and informative read. "Library Journal" "Dashiell Hammett: Man of Mystery" is the first new biography in thirty years on the man who changed the face of crime fiction. In five novels published over five years as well as a string of stories, he transformed the mystery genre into literature and invented the modern crime novel. He created the figure of the hard-boiled detective, from the Continental Op to Sam Spadeimmortalized on film by Humphrey Bogart in "The Maltese Falcon"and the more glamorous Thin Man, also made iconic with the aid of Hollywood. A brilliant writer, Hammett was a complex and enigmatic man. He identified with his tough protagonists, but tuberculosis compromised his masculine identity and alcoholism may have been his answer. A former Pinkerton detective who valued honesty, he was attracted to women who lied outrageously, most notably Lillian Hellman, with whom he conducted a thirty-year affair. A controversial political activist who stood up for civil liberty, he was also a very private man. In this compact biography, Sally Cline uses fresh research, including interviews with Hammett s family and Hellman s heir, to reexamine the life and works of the writer whom Raymond Chandler called the ace performer. "

About Sally Cline

Sally Cline is an award-winning writer and scholar and the author of twelve books, including the biography "Zelda Fitzgerald: The Tragic, Meticulously Researched Biography of the Jazz Age s High Priestess." She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and lives in Cambridge, England."

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Author : Sally Cline
Publisher : Arcade Publishing
Data Published :
ISBN : 1628726105
EAN : 9781628726107
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 264 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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