The Critical Response to Dashiell Hammett


As one of the most popular American writers of detective fiction, Dashiell Hammett has drawn a diverse range of criticism. The author of The Dain Curse, The Maltese Falcon, The Thin Man, and other works, Hammett is now receiving additional attention from scholars who seek to reassess his writing. Spanning more than sixty years of critical response, this volume includes reviews of Hammett's novels from the 1920s and 1930s, as well as recent scholarly essays.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Carl Freedman
  • Christopher Kendrick
  • William F. Nolan
  • Donald Westlake
  • Edmund Wilson
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1994


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