Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Chandler dissing Hammett?

From: William Harker (
Date: 21 Jan 2006

At 10:16 PM 1/20/2006 -0500, you wrote:

>Did Hammett ever say what he thought of Chandler's writing?

The one quote I immediately can find is in a letter Hammett wrote to Mary Hammett on December 26, 1944 from Fort Richardson, Alaska. He writes, "...By the way there's an article about detective stories
(and me) in the December _Atlantic Monthly_ that you might like
[footnote states this is "The Simple Art of Murder"]. It's by Raymond Chandler and -- though this may sound immodest of me -- he does a pretty good job."

Bill Harker

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