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Dashiell Hammett
Posted by: misterF (91.109.227.---)
Date: July 27, 2009 06:27PM

I've read somewhere that he wrote a poem Curse in the Old Manner, and I'd like to read it but can't find it online. Any ideas old chums?


Re: Dashiell Hammett
Posted by: hpesoj (69.116.241.---)
Date: July 27, 2009 08:14PM

Stephen:

The only info I was able to dig up is that the poem was published in the British magazine, The Bookman in 1927, but you probably know that already. Perhaps some of your country's larger libraries, or a collector of old books and magazines, may have a copy available for viewing.

Joe


Re: Dashiell Hammett
Posted by: misterF (91.109.227.---)
Date: July 28, 2009 06:03PM

Thanks Joe.

The Bookman was actually an American magazine. There's a copy of this issue on ebay but though the price is fair the postage to the UK is high. Do any US libraries carry old magazines?

Stephen


Re: Dashiell Hammett
Posted by: hpesoj (69.116.241.---)
Date: July 29, 2009 10:32AM

Stephen:

I stand corrected about The Bookman. I live close to New York City and will contact them about the magazine. If they have the issue you're looking for, it may be possible to have the poem reproduced, in which case, I will scan it into MS Word and forward it to you.

Joe


Re: Dashiell Hammett
Posted by: misterF (91.111.106.---)
Date: May 20, 2010 06:22PM

Hi everyone

Can Joe or anyone help me out with this still unsolved item?

Stephen


Re: Dashiell Hammett
Posted by: marian222 (86.172.176.---)
Date: May 29, 2010 02:43AM

I don't have it in my books anywhere - just had a good look. I collect curses (I did type cursed, originally and though I liked the typo felt I'd better edit it)and other derogatory poetry (among many other themes), so there was a slight chance - it's not in The Penguin Book of Unrespectable Verse, which was my best bet.

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 05/29/2010 02:45AM by marian222.


Re: Dashiell Hammett
Posted by: luzagodom (124.126.141.---)
Date: June 08, 2010 06:04AM

In September 1918, The Bookman was sold to the George H. Doran Company, which merged with Doubleday, Page & Company in 1927 to become Doubleday, Doran.


Re: Dashiell Hammett
Posted by: misterF (91.109.208.---)
Date: June 08, 2010 12:52PM

Thank you for this. Do you know how to access back issues of the magazine please?

Stephen


Re: Dashiell Hammett
Posted by: petersz (24.7.60.---)
Date: June 17, 2010 02:00AM

For MisterF:

[news.google.com] />

A plague on these women who, lengthily wooed,
Are not to be won till one’s out of the mood,
And who then discerning one’s temperateness
Accuse one of cooling because they said yes!
--Dashiell Hammett in the Bookman.
Reprinted in The Milwaukee Journal p. 12 of 25 – Dec 2, 1927


Re: Dashiell Hammett
Posted by: petersz (24.7.60.---)
Date: June 17, 2010 02:04AM

I typed out what I found, maybe the whole curse...Sorry, can't get the link to work...found it through 'Googling':

Curse .In .The Old Manner .Remember Back When .On ...

Peter

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/17/2010 02:05AM by petersz.


Re: Dashiell Hammett
Posted by: misterF (91.111.110.---)
Date: June 22, 2010 06:38PM

Thankyou Peter. An amusing enough piece, but not up there with his novels methinks!

Stephen


Re: Dashiell Hammett
Posted by: marian222 (86.128.124.---)
Date: June 25, 2010 06:10AM

A bit of a damp squib after all that effort - I was hoping for real vitriol


Re: Dashiell Hammett
Posted by: petersz (24.7.60.---)
Date: June 28, 2010 12:53AM

Sometimes the chase is better than the catch, they say.


Re: Dashiell Hammett
Posted by: Gipponsorrhil (122.162.146.---)
Date: September 16, 2010 03:13AM

Hammett's writing career was short. He produced four novels and almost all of his short stories between 1922 and 1931, a span of barely nine years. A fifth novel (The Thin Man) followed in 1934. Then... nothing.
Nitric Oxide

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/16/2010 03:14AM by Gipponsorrhil.


Re: Dashiell Hammett
Posted by: ligiahag7902 (1.55.34.---)
Date: April 29, 2011 04:59AM

Quote:
petersz
For MisterF:

[news.google.com] />

A plague on these women who, lengthily wooed,
Are not to be won till one’s out of the mood,
And who then discerning one’s temperateness
Accuse one of cooling because they said yes!
--Dashiell Hammett in the Bookman.
Reprinted in The Milwaukee Journal p. 12 of 25 – Dec 2, 1927

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