Their protagonists are always highly individualistic and often lone operators, such as Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe.
That was 78 years ago today, Jan. A photograph taken at the end of the meal shows 10 pulp writers gathered patiently around the end of a table. Chandler and Hammett are both standing: Chandler has the pipe.
Hammett, the tallest, is at the far right. Of the 10, it was Hammett and Chandler whose work would become the most enduring. But there was no way of knowing that at the time -- while both authors contributed to Black Mask, the two were at very different places in their careers.
Hammett was the more successful, by far. Released init was a commercial and critical success.
By comparison, Chandler was a novice. He was much less accomplished than Hammett, and on top of that, six years older. Later, of course, Hammett and Chandler would be tied together as top detective writers of their age -- or any age, for that matter.
They wrote with style and created great characters. Their books translated well to film.
Those movies were still a ways off when Chandler and Hammett met at that Black Mask event. There, Hammett made an impression on Chandler, who did write about him.
In a letter to Canadian journalist Alex Barris, he said of Hammett: He put these people down on paper as they are, and he made them talk and think in the language they customarily used for these purposes. He was spare, frugal, hardboiled, but he did over and over again what only the best writers can ever do at all.
He wrote scenes that seemed never to have been written before.Jan 11, · And indelibly, Humphrey Bogart played the iconic detectives each of them created -- Hammett's Sam Spade in "The Maltese Falcon" and Chandler's Philip Marlowe in "The Big Sleep." On the page, the characters were very different; on screen, Bogart embodied them both.
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Fictional detectives are characters in detective fiction. These characters have long been a staple of detective mystery crime fiction, particularly in detective novels and short stories.
Much of early detective fiction was written during the " Golden Age of Detective Fiction " (ss). Philip Marlowe Created by Raymon d Chandler () "I needed a drink, I needed a lot of life insurance, I needed a vacation, I needed a home in the country.
What I had was a coat, a hat and a gun.
Sam Spade is a fictional private detective and the protagonist of Dashiell Hammett's novel, The Maltese Falcon. Spade also appeared in four lesser-known short stories by Hammett. Spade also appeared in four lesser-known short stories by Hammett. Nick Stefanos is in many ways the spiritual heir of Philip Marlowe, Sam Spade and co; in much the same way that writer George Pelecanos can trace his writing chops back to James Ellroy and Elmore Leonard.
Nick Stefanos is in many ways the spiritual heir of Philip Marlowe, Sam Spade and co; in much the same way that writer George Pelecanos can trace his writing chops back to James Ellroy and Elmore Leonard.