Wednesday, February 9, 2011

New Dashiell Hammett

Are you ready to read some new short stories by Dashiell Hammett? I hope so, because 15 new stories have been discovered and are set to be published.

1 comment:

Tom Roberts said...

To say these stories are new discoveries is hardly accurate. Simply PR hype. They have been listed on the inventory sheets of the collection at the Harry Ransom library along with other ms. fragments for years and accessible to researchers upon request or at least since 1997.

Presumably these are all first drafts or unpolished works, none terribly long. As I understand it, the estate has always nixed ideas of allowing them to see print, labeling them as inferior.

Tom Roberts
Black Dog Books