Dashiell Hammett

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Noun1.Dashiell Hammett - United States writer of hard-boiled detective fiction (1894-1961)
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In its early days, it was a Western travelogue; then a literary forum for iconic writers such as Jack London, Dashiell Hammett, and Sinclair Lewis, as well as a platform for conservationists like John Muir to drive social change.
Ibrahim and Guyer talk Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler, saying,"They were popular because they were more modern.
1951: As the McCarthy witchhunts gathered pace in the USA, crime novelist Dashiell Hammett was jailed for contempt when he refused to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee.
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.
Se dice que Dashiell Hammett (1894-1961) escribio su primera novela, Cosecha roja, con los hechos de su experiencia al investigar un caso en un pequeno pueblo bajo el control del crimen organizado.
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.
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.
This collection of mostly previously unpublished stories found in various sources shows Dashiell Hammett as a versatile and gifted writer of more than just crime stories.
I'm a big fan of the classic American noir - Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett - and once I retired it gave me the chance to sit down and get on with it," says Brian, who is originally from Liverpool and has plans to return to live in the city.