On 6/4/09 12:01 PM, "Jack Bludis" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
I just took the time to read, "A Man Must Do What He Must:
> Hammett's Pragmatism," by Josef Hoffmann.
> The piece is in ThrillingDetective.com and I suppose it is fair to note that
> the translation is by by Johanna da Rocha Abreu, a woman I have never met.
> The piece covers Hammett's thought processes as well as those of his
> characters the Continental Op, Ned Beaumont, Sam Spade, and the process of the
> deductive reasoning that brings Hammett and his characters to conclusions.
> The article is translated from the German so it has an intricacy of style that
> we, or at least I, don't see much in what I read. (But, of course, if it's too
> intricate I can't grasp it even if it's fiction, like some of Henry James, but
> I am confessing to my own limitations.)
> The article begins by discussing Hammett's Marxism and calls attention to
> Hammett's pragmatism. I expected an explanation of Hammett's Marxism based on
> his logic, but I didn't see where that was explained.
> It is an interesting piece I thought.
> The whole thing is at:
> Jack Bludis
> Read, read, read. Write, write, write.
> If you're not a writer: read, read, read, and read some more.
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