Re: RARA-AVIS: Professionals and Amateurs

From: Mark Sullivan ( AnonymeInc@WEBTV.NET)
Date: 04 Feb 2000

Jim D wrote:

"Certainly the Op, Hammett's most frequently used character seems to be motivated by professional pride than by anything else."

Even the somewhat disreputable Spade was motivated by some sort of professional ethics, hence, "When a man's partner is killed, you have to do something. It doesn't matter if you liked him or not. . ." That's from memory, I'm sure Hammett put it better, but you get the idea.


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