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The Critical Response to Dashiell Hammett (Critical Responses in Arts and Letters)

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As author of "Red Harvest," "The Maltese Falcon," "The Thin Man," and other works, "Dashiell Hammett" is one of the most popular American writers of detective fiction. The critical response to his work has been diverse. Edmund Wilson saw little merit in his novels, while Raymond Chandler pointed to Hammett's originality and artistry. While some critics have considered it ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published December 30th 1994 by Greenwood Press (first published 1994)
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Mohammed
Nov 15, 2011 Mohammed rated it really liked it
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Not the kind of book you read for fun, i used it to reaserch for serious literary critism, essays i could use for a paper about Hammett and Red Harvest. A good, complete collection of critical response.

Good Also for Hammett completist, interesting to read what people over the years thought of his writing. Some wrote criticism without reading his fiction blaming Hammett for his imitators like he created Mike Hammer, others they didnt like. Some critics knew actually his work. My fav part was rea
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