The Resource Dashiell Hammett: : Man of Mystery, (electronic resource)

Dashiell Hammett: : Man of Mystery, (electronic resource)

Label
Dashiell Hammett: : Man of Mystery
Title
Dashiell Hammett:
Title remainder
Man of Mystery
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Dashiell Hammett 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 left us with the figure of the hard-boiled detective, from the Continental Op to Sam Spade-immortalized 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. After 1934 until his death in 1961, he published no more novels and suffered from a writer's block that both shamed and maimed him. He is identified with his tough protagonists, but his 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 new 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. "
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Cline, Sally
Dewey number
  • 813/.52
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Hammett, Dashiell
  • Authors, American
  • Detective and mystery stories, American
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
Dashiell Hammett: : Man of Mystery, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11824675
Instantiates
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11824675
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11824675
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11824675
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Dashiell Hammett: : Man of Mystery, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11824675
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11824675
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11824675
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11824675
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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