Dashiell Hammett

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Noun1.Dashiell Hammett - United States writer of hard-boiled detective fiction (1894-1961)
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Organized chronologically, entries include James Baldwin's Giovanni's Room, Christopher Isherwood's A Single Man, Vladimir Nabokov's Pale Fire, Wallace Thurman's Infants of the Spring, Dashiel Hammett's The Maltese Falcon, Carson McCullers' Reflections in a Golden Eye, and Tennessee Williams' The Knightly Quest, and describe the plot, significance for gay identity, and publication history, as well as a brief biography of the author.
"The Hellman/Hammett grant program was set up in the name of Lillian Hellman and her companion Dashiel Hammett. During the McCarthy era, the two writers were aggressively interrogated by US congressional committees about their political beliefs and affiliations.
The Spirit often featured a darker vision of American postwar society that shared more in common with the crime fiction of Raymond Chandler and Dashiel Hammett than with many contemporaneous examples of the comics medium.