Hammett's Moral Vision
The Most Influential In-Depth Analysis of Dashiell Hammett's Novels 'Red Harvest', 'The Dain Curse', 'The Maltese Falcon', 'The Glass Key', and 'The Thin Man'
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|Format:||Hardback, 246 pages|
|Other Information: ||b/w illus|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 January 2007|
Previously only available serialised over seven issues of "The Armchair Detective" magazine, this examination is the single most influential book-length analysis of Dashiell Hammett's novels. Spanning all sections of his career, the book discusses five novels: "The Dain Curse", "The Glass Key", "The Maltese Falcon", "Red Harvest", and "The Thin Man". Detailed analysis shows how the author and his work changed over time. Each novel is discussed in its own chapter with comparative criticism, and there is a list of resources for further reading and research. Additionally, this compiled text includes a new chapter in which the author discusses the impact Hammett has had on his own life.
Table of Contents
In Hammett Country; Hammett's Moral Vision: Three Decades and a Hot Tub Later; Moral Vision: What and Why; Red Harvest: The Pragmatic and Moral Dilemma; The Dain Curse: A New Direction; The Maltese Falcon; The Emergence of the Hero; The Glass Key: The Darkening Vision; The Thin Man: The End Game; Conclusion: Form and Substance - An Overview; Index.
"Dashiell Hammett aficionados will be grateful for Thompson's erudite "Hammett's Moral Vision", a work that offers fresh insights." --"Wall Street Journal"
|Publisher: ||Vince Emery Productions|
|Dimensions: ||23.75 x 15.98 x 2.44 centimeters (0.62 kg)|