Re: RARA-AVIS: Hammett/Kurosawa/Grimaldi/Last Man Standing

From: Etienne Borgers (
Date: 22 Apr 2000

--- Bob Toomey <> wrote:
> Re : Hammett
> Interesting article with a lot of speculation, no
> definitive answers,
> and at least one downright inaccuracy:
> Hammett thought Red Harvest his best
> novel; so did highbrow critics. Robert
> Graves called it "a literary landmark,"
> and Andre Gide dubbed it "the last word
> in atrocity, cynicism, and horror" (one
> assumes Gide meant it as compliment).
> In fact Hammett considered THE GLASS KEY to be his
> best novel.
> BobT
> --
 Agreed! And in fact, by all means [how good RH is, AND how important for crime lit development that book is] THE GLASS KEY is Hammett's best novel.

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