Re: RARA-AVIS: The Maltese Falcon and Flitcraft

From: Michael Robison (
Date: 22 Nov 2004

Karin Montin wrote:

So, was this Swain's tribute to Hammett? Unconscious lifting? Or does it happen all the time?

************* I'd say the gist of the Flitcraft parable is generic enough to not be specifically attributed to Hammett. Anyway, near as I can tell, literature is pretty much the same old plots recycled again and again.


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