Hammett's Moral Vision: The Most Influential In-Depth Analysis of Dashiell Hammett's Novels Red Harvest, The Dain Curse, The Maltese Falcon, The Glass Key, and The Thin Man

Hammett's Moral Vision: The Most Influential In-Depth Analysis of Dashiell Hammett's Novels Red Harvest, The Dain Curse, The Maltese Falcon, The Glass Key, and The Thin Man

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ISBN-13: 9780972589833
Publisher: Vince Emery Productions
Publication date: 12/28/2006
Series: The Ace Performer Collection series
Pages: 342
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.86(d)

About the Author


George J. “Rhino” Thompson is the author of Verbal Judo: The Gentle Art of Persuasion and Verbal Judo: Redirecting Behavior with Words. He has also been featured on the network news programs of ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC,as well as in the Los Angeles Times and New York Post. He lives in New York City. William F. Nolan is the author of Logan's Run and Hammett: A Life at the Edge.

Table of Contents


Preface: If You Haven't Read Thompson   Vince Emery     1
Introduction: In Hammett Country   William F. Nolan     5
Hammett's Moral Vision: Three Decades and a Hot Tub Later     11
Moral Vision: What and Why     25
Red Harvest: The Pragmatic and Moral Dilemma     35
The Dain Curse: A New Direction     69
The Maltese Falcon: The Emergence of the Hero     93
The Glass Key: The Darkening Vision     133
The Thin Man: The End Game     165
Conclusion: Form and Substance, an Overview     191
Notes     203
Bibliography     219
Index     229
About the Contributors     241

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