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I want to write and write and write. That act earned him a short stay in the bughouse. Dashiell Hammett killed himself with the time-honored method of too much drink and cigarettes, but then Hammett was a generation older than Brautigan.
The only other biographical similarity between the two is that they both lived in San Francisco, albeit during different decades. Hammett also lived in New York—the burg I moved to myself in the late s. New York has always been a hard-edged town. In the late s, it was also a punk rock town.
It was the writerly equivalent of punk rock—nihilism cracking into art. Hammett could describe a gunsel getting gutshot with the spare grace of a haiku. There are several tasty, violent set pieces in the new collection of his stories, "Nightmare Town.
A man fell on her. Steve pulled him off—tore pieces from him—tore hair and flesh. The car swerved, scraped a building; scraped one side clear of men. The hands that held Steve fell away from him, taking most of his clothing with them. He picked a man off the back of the seat, and pushed him down into the street that was flowing past them Pistols exploded behind them.
From a house a little ahead a bitter-voiced rifle emptied itself at them, sieving a mudguard. Then the desert—white and smooth as a gigantic hospital bed—was around them.
Whatever pursuit there had been was left far behind.
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But a closer look reveals the literary touches. The rifle that fires with a bitter voice. The desert as a "gigantic hospital bed. Hammett only wrote from tothen abandoned publication to wrestle with the downside of fame, booze, Lillian Hellman and the anti-Communist witch hunts of the early s.
When I first read "Woman in the Dark," the prose seemed fresh. Now, several years later, I have to admit that the work is really second-tier Hammett.
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