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Dashiell Hammett (1894 – 1961)

Nationality: American
Born: American
Periods: American: 20th Century

Pinkerton agent turned detective novelist; credited with begining the hard-boiled detective genre

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Criticism about Dashiell Hammett

The Crime of the Sign: Dashiell Hammett’s Detective Fiction
“Hammett took murder out of the Venetian vase and dropped it into the alley.”
Contains: Criticism
Author: Carl D. Malmgren
From: Twentieth Century Literature Fall 1999

Biographical sites about Dashiell Hammett

The Continental Detective Agency
This site includes a lengthy biographical sketch of Hammett, an annotated list of his works, some suggested works about Hammett’s life and writings, and some information on film adaptations. It also provides links to relevant web sites, and a few pictures. There is also a section on Lillian Hellman.
Contains: Full Bio, Pictures, Works List, Works Available
Author: John Traynor

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Last Updated Apr 29, 2013