Re: RARA-AVIS: Hammett: How he made it new?

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Date: 28 Jan 2009

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    --- In, "gsp.schoo@..." <gsp.schoo@...> wrote: For Spade it was just business. He's more akin to Richard Stark's Parker than the private detectives who preceded or followed.

    Good point. Parker is a reverse Hammett hero. There are some echoes of
    _The Gutting of Couffignal_ in Slayground, which I reread recently. Hammett remains astonishingly modern, eight decades later, which is amazing. Not just excellent and classic, but modern. Not many writers achieve that.



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