RARA-AVIS: Hammett Retrospective

e j m duggan (ejmd@cwcom.net)
Thu, 24 Jun 1999 23:59:11 +0000

Some of you may recall some excitement about a year ago when Oxford University Press were about to issue a Hammett collection, edited by Jack Adrian, which was pulled at the last minute. (Someone here--can't recall who--was going to ask AJ what the deal was; I don't know if they ever reported back to the list).

Anyway, the title is now slated for publication in 2001.

Here's the dope from Amazon.com:

> Reviews
> Synopsis
> Spanning the whole of Dashiell Hammett's
> brief writing career from 1922 to 1934, this
> anthology is the largest collection ever
> published, offering 35 stories that are as fresh
> and compelling today as when they first
> arrived on the literary scene. The bulk of the
> stories are uncut and unadulterated, in the
> form in which Hammett originally wrote
> them.
> Synopsis
> A collection of thirty-five short works
> represents the author's largest anthology and
> features themes of crime, humor, irony, and
> suspense as experienced by Hammett, a
> former detective, in a largely uncut format
> and including previously unseen works. UP.

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