Dashiell Hammett (Hammett Dashiell)( American novelist.)
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Biography Dashiell Hammett (Hammett Dashiell)
Born May 27, 1894 in the parish of St. Mary's (pc. Maryland). In 13 years, dropped out of school, tried a lot of lessons. Eight years has served a Pinkerton detective agency - the experience reported unusual reliability of his works. His first stories were published in early 1920. Hammett wrote only five novels - Blood Harvest (Red Harwest, 1929), Dain Curse (The Dain Curse, 1929), The Maltese Falcon (The Maltese Falcon, 1930, in Russian. translations of all three novels of 1989), The Glass Key (The Glass Key, 1931, in Russian. Lane. 1975) and the thin man (The Thin Man, 1932, in Russian. Lane. 1992) In the early 1950's, in the era of McCarthyism, Hammett, a convinced radical, was jailed for refusing to name names of people providing financial support associated with the Communist Party organizations. The last years of life spent in poverty. Hammett died in New York on January 10, 1961.
His heroes, devoid of any gloss detectives operate in a world beset by economic crisis, which ruled by gangsters, there is violence and cynicism, and a corrupt police most likely a rival gang. Prose Hammett perfectly embodies this world. Laconic and at times deliberately awkward style of his less metaphorical than R. Chandler, with whom he is often compared, the detectives are hard and crusty, and sometimes just brutal.