Lost Stories

Lost Stories

21 Long-lost Stories From the Best-selling Creator of Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon, and The Thin Man

Book - 2005
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Publisher: San Francisco : Vince Emery Productions ; Chicago : Distributed by Independent Publishers Group, c2005
ISBN: 9780972589819
Branch Call Number: MYS HAMME-D
Characteristics: ix, 342 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Emery, Vince


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pcalabretta Aug 30, 2014

If you're curious about an author's life as well as his writing, this is worth reading. Emery gives just enough detail about Hammett's life without bogging down in extraneous detail. Some of the stories weren't as good as Hammett's nameless Continental op, but it was good to read them anyway. Just to get a sense of Hammett's type of writing.

May 28, 2013

Hammett, not Hemingway, invented modern American literature's lean terse use of prose, almost as spare as the Norse sagas. The Lost Stories, though not as good as his novels, are equal to his previously-published short fiction. And Vince Emery's running life-and-times bio is so full of valuable info that it was an act of criminal negligence to print this book without an index!


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