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The Dain Curse, The Glass Key, and Selected Stories

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The Dain Curse, The Glass Key, and Selected Stories by Dashiell Hammett
Hardcover $24.00
Sep 04, 2007 | ISBN 9780307266699

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“Dashiell Hammett is an original. He is a master of the detective novel, yes, but also one hell of a writer.”
—BOSTON GLOBE

“Hammett could no more vulgarize his imaginative methods than he could his spare and elegant style . . . Hammett’s art . . . transform[ed] the possibilities for art among his successors.”
—NEW YORK TIMES

“These [Continental Op] tales show Hammett writing with the precision of a diamond cutter.”
—NEWSWEEK

“Not just the first of the tough school of crime-writing but the best.”
—THE TIMES (London)

“Hammett had to fit social realism into a suffocatingly contrived form. He did it with language—densely spare exposition and multilayered dialogue. He gave us a spellbinding male discourse—The Maneuver as moral crusade, the job holder’s aria and torch song.”
—from the Introduction by James Ellroy

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