Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon: A Documentary Volume, Volume 280

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Richard Layman
Gale, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 429 pages
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Contents

Publications by Dashiell Hammett
3
Detective Days
11
Hammetts Cases
47
Hammetts TwentyFour Commandments
62
The Pulps and the Making of the Novel
71
From Shaws Scrapbook
92
Excerpts from Hammetts Reviews for the New York EveningPost
102
Gutman
110
The Contemporary Response
180
A Case of Plagiarism
197
Critical Views of The Maltese Falcon
203
Vince Emery Hammettisms in The Maltese Falcon 2003
254
Hammetts Novel in Popular Culture
259
Three Movies
270
Reviews of the First Maltese Falcon Movie
278
Reviews of Satan Met a Lady
289

Bad Business
112
But Ive got the falcon
123
Sam Spades San Francisco
132
History and the Falcon
144
Serialization and Book Publication
159
The Editing of the Novel
165
On the Set
300
Analyzing a Classic
306
Play Productions
325
Selected Publications of The Maltese Falcon
338
Cumulative Index
349
Copyright

About the author (2003)

Richard Layman is the author of several books on Dashiell Hammett, including "American Masterpieces: "The Maltese Falcon, "Dashiell Hammett: A Descriptive Bibliography," and "Shadow Man: The Life of Dashiell Hammett." He has been nominated for an Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America for editing S"elected Letters of Dashiell Hammett, 1921-1960," He is also vice president of the publishing company Bruccoli Clark Layman Inc., which produces reference works in literary and social history, and is the editorial director for the Dictionary of Literary Biography series. He lives in Columbia, South Carolina.

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