The Radicalization of Dashiell Hammett

Authors

  • Albert Ruben

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-070-05-2018-09_6

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

Issue

Section

Reviews