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90744, Have you read any Hammett
Posted by Weird Jim, Mon Apr-23-12 02:45 PM
I was reading a review of a Lillian Hellman biography, well, glancing at it more, when I came across the following when metioning her relationship with Hammett:

Hellman always credited him with teaching her how to write, showing her how to craft distinctive characters with just a few lines of raffish dialogue.

I'm wondering if there are any Hammett fans here and if they'd agree with this as to his ability to create character. Is he worth a study?

Weird Jim

"Good reading is the only test of good writing"
Robertson Davies. A voice from the attic 1960