Hammett

[ham-it]
noun
  1. (Samuel) Da·shiell [duh-sheel, dash-eel] /dəˈʃil, ˈdæʃ il/, 1894–1961, U.S. writer of detective stories.
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Contemporary Examples of hammett

  • [the seminal pulp crime magazine which first published Hammett].

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    The Man With Stories to Tell

    Allen Barra

    December 8, 2013

  • Despite its sizeable influence on American fiction and film, Red Harvest remains the only Hammett novel never to have been filmed.

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    The Man With Stories to Tell

    Allen Barra

    December 8, 2013

  • Robert Graves thought Hammett was better than either Chandler or Asbury and called The Maltese Falcon, “a literary landmark.”

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    The Man With Stories to Tell

    Allen Barra

    December 8, 2013

  • Add A.J. Liebling, Raymond Chandler, Hammett, Cain, and the boys, Nelson Algren and William Kennedy.

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    Daniel Woodrell: How I Write

    Noah Charney

    September 4, 2013

  • But we never really read Chandler—or Hammett—for their mysteries, we read them for language and atmosphere.

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    Can Pulp Win the Booker?

    Allen Barra

    September 7, 2011

Historical Examples of hammett

  • Ford and Hammett are at the dock all ready to search him when I give the word.

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    Roi Cooper Megrue

  • In truth, the supper down at the old Hammett farmhouse, after the work of the day was over, was the principal event.

    Janice Day

    Helen Beecher Long

  • Walky Dexter was going to drive out to the Hammett place after supper to pick up his load of young people.

    Janice Day

    Helen Beecher Long

  • Does Hammett still talk about 'percepting the subject' and 'emerging the high-lights' and 'profunding the shadows'?

  • It is sold for ten cents by Hammett, publisher, in Brattle street, Boston.


British Dictionary definitions for hammett

Hammett

noun
  1. Dashiell. 1894–1961, US writer of detective novels. His books include The Maltese Falcon (1930) and The Thin Man (1932)
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