RE: RARA-AVIS: Dashiell Hammett

From: Michael Robison (
Date: 23 Mar 2004


The interesting thing about this is that the editor of BLACK MASK, Joseph T. Shaw, didn't like serials in BLACK MASK, so any novel that was serialized in his magazine had to be written so that each installment could stand on its own as a short story.

****************** I was going to object to this and state that I read that Shaw was the driving force behind the popularity of serials in Black Mask, but on second thought that reference probably referred to characters that appeared and reappeared, rather than to serial stories.


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