Re: RARA-AVIS: Hammett's Marxism

From: Michael Robison (
Date: 05 Sep 2006

Juri wrote:

I don't think it's possible that Hammett wouldn't have been at least some sort of a Leftist when he wrote his early novels (meaning that he just didn't turn into a Marxist overnight after having met Lillian Hellman), so it's altogether plausible to seek Marxist writing in RED HARVEST.

************* Some critics would suggest that an interpretation of a book doesn't depend on what the author believed.


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