Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Dashiell Hammett: The Bull of Baltimore

Lauren Weiner at The Weekly Standard states the case for Baltimore's claim to crime writer Dashiell Hammett.

Hammett, author of The Maltese Falcon, The Thin Man and other crime classics, was a private detective before he became a writer, and he did much of his detective work in Baltimore.

Baltimore, Weiner notes, shaped Hammett's art and his worldview.

Hammett is one of my favorite writers, despite his foolish admiration of mass murderer Stalin and his foolish attachment to the American Communist Party.

You can read Laurn Weiner's piece via the below link:

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