The Radicalization of Dashiell Hammett

  • Albert Ruben
Keywords: Literature, History, Media

Abstract

In his review of Hardboiled Activist: The Work and Politics of Dashiell Hammett by Ken Fuller, Albert Ruben debunks popular arguments about Hammett's consistent radicalism. Instead, he highlights Fuller's research to point to Hammett's process of radicalization—from nihilism to communism—and the events that shaped his life and work.

Published
2018-10-01
Section
Review