Humphrey Bogart played Dashiell Hammett
's Sam Spade and Raymond Chandler's Philip Marlowe to great acclaim.
Yet, far more than being simply the black Dashiell Hammett
or Raymond Chandler, Himes was a writer who crossed genres and explored the racial and political divide he witnessed and personally lived through in 20th-century America.
Winner of the 2013 Dashiell Hammett
Award, this captivating study of a fragmented city provides new perspectives on a resort town.
Like other great pulp writers that included names such as Edgar Rice Burroughs, Raymond Chandler, Agatha Christie and Dashiell Hammett
, Hubbard rapidly became a mainstay of popular fiction in the 20th century.
Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett
, if you care." And he is experimenting with a real relationship, for nearly the first time.
Directed by Herman Shumlin, written by Dashiell Hammett
from the play by Lillian Hellman, starring Bette Davis, Paul Lukas, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Lucile Watson, Beulah Bondi, George Coulouris, 1943, 114 minutes, black and white, not rated.
"So Dashiell came from Dashiell Hammett
and Roman, from Roman Polanski but it's also the French word for 'book'.
I recently picked up a collection of short stories, some unfinished, by Dashiell Hammett
, so I'm in the middle of that.
The grants are named for American playwright Lillian Hellman and her longtime companion, the novelist Dashiell Hammett
. Both were questioned by US congressional committees about their political beliefs during the aggressive anti-communist investigations inspired by Senator Joseph McCarthy in the 1950s.
This collection of mostly previously unpublished stories found in various sources shows Dashiell Hammett
as a versatile and gifted writer of more than just crime stories.
Tina Whittle's BLOOD, ASH & BONE (9781464200939, $24.95) is for any who enjoy the noir detective writings of Dashiell Hammett
's style but who want the added bonus of a thriller in the mix, and tells of one Tai Randolph, who seeks to escape the world of homicide investigations by spending time in the bucolic Savannah.
From Dashiell Hammett
's 'The Maltese Falcon' narrated by Jeff Gurner to Frederic Brown's 'Cry Silence' read by Oliver Wyman, this brings the classic pulps to life with powerful narrations in a gripping style reminiscent of old-style radio dramas.
But film noir did not come directly from film studios, but from the detective story authors of the era, notably the writing of authors like Dashiell Hammett
and the gritty, tough guy storytelling of Raymond Chandler.
Before I read A Difficult Woman, I knew that Lillian Hellman was a significant player in the Communist/anticommunist drama of the mid-twentieth century, the author of several plays and memoirs, the lover of the writer Dashiell Hammett
, and a terrible liar.
Lillian Hellman, the American who wrote the play in the 1930s, heard about the Scottish case from her lover, Dashiell Hammett
, author of 'The Maltese Falcon'.