RARA-AVIS: Hammett and Hemingway

From: Juri Nummelin ( jurnum@utu.fi)
Date: 21 Jul 2000

Michael Chong wrote:

> The documentary also stated that both Hammett and Chandler were influenced
> by Hemingway. I'm pretty sure rara avians have dealt with this assumption
> before, but I find it unfounded. I've read that Hemingway read Hammett
> before he started writing his novels.

Hemingway hadn't published anything in the US when Hammett started to write. Hemingway's first book, rather obscure "Three Stories and Ten Poems" was published in 1923, but only in Europe. Hammett had already started by then.

Juri jurnum@utu.fi

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