Re: RARA-AVIS: Gertrude Stein on Dashiell Hammett

From: Michael S. Chong (
Date: 29 Apr 2010

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    Sorry, to clarify, a big discussion on Rara Avis (over a decade ago iirc) was who came first: Hemingway or Hammett.

    Gertrude Stein is sometimes seen as a strong influence on Hemingway (along with Sherwood Anderson and Ring Lardner).  That they both read Hammett is interesting to me and perhaps a list devoted to HB.

    And doesn't everybody read J.K. Rowling except me?

    --- On Thu, 4/29/10, Patrick King <> wrote:

    From: Patrick King <> Subject: Re: RARA-AVIS: Gertrude Stein on Dashiell Hammett To: Date: Thursday, April 29, 2010, 10:26 AM



          Interesting how both Hemingway and Stein were Hammett readers.

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    Not all that surprising. Both Stephen King and Joyce Carol Oates are J.K. Rowling readers. Hammett was what was happening then, J.K. Rowling is what's happening now. In the 1930s, millions of people were reading Hammett.

    Patrick King






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