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Crime Fiction Classics: Dashiell Hammett’s Red Harvest (Thursday 7-9pm)

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Date of Event
11th May 2017
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11th May 2017
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Dashiell Hammett was instrumental in establishing the 'hard-boiled' tone that many of his peers and successors imitated. A regular contributor to the crime pulps of the 1920s-1930s, he is best known for his novels Red Harvest, The Maltese Falcon and The Glass Key. In this session, we will focus particular attention on Red Harvest (1929), which was first serialised in Black Mask in 1927-1928 and which TIME magazine listed as one of the top 100 books published between 1923-2010. We will consider how Hammett achieved the clipped 'hard-boiled' style of writing that helped to define Noir, and will explore themes of violence, the dissolution of identity and urbanism.

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1

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Dr Chris Pak

CRN 20448/ENGL000

 

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Course Fee: £9 

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