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Lagniappe: Manhandled

I don't like being manhandled, even by young women who look like something out of mythology when they're steamed up. Dashiell Hammett, Red Harvest
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Lagniappe: His Long Body

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From my quote journal, just because I love how beautifully put it is.... his long body was as still as the floor it lay on. Dashiell Hammett, The Maltese Falcon

Lagniappe: Spade set the edges of his teeth

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From my quote journal, this captures so much about Sam Spade's character and that of the person he is speaking to.Spade set the edges of his teeth together and said through them: "I won't play the sap for you." Dashiell Hammett, The...

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his week, I have read Dashiell Hammett's Red Harvest. And it struck me that this book - indeed Hammett's world - is a valuable corrective to the dominant worldview of our time. What I mean is that we all have...

Lagniappe: Sam Spade

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Spade set the edges of his teeth together and said through them: "I won't play the sap for you." Dashiell Hammett, The Maltese Falcon Maybe you had to be there, but there is something about Hammett's writing that just grabs me. And ...

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Dashiell Hammett produced work so stark, yet so complex, that any attempt to dismiss him as a mystery writer would be a glaring error. In Red Harvest, 1929, he deals with mob control and mob wars in a town called Personville, nickna...

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