Re: RARA-AVIS: re: Reading suggestions

Anthony Smith (
Mon, 30 Mar 1998 13:25:46 -0600 > If I may, as a recent subscriber, put my two cents worth in on the
> subject of th readings: would it not be easier to stick to titles that
> are in print (hence accessible) as opposed to harder-to-get material?
> Maybe since I work in a book store I am particularly preoccupied by such
> matters.

I do agree with you somewhat, but I think the search is part of the fun,
too. If we only go by what we know is in print, think of what we might be
losing. Lost treasures, waiting to be found. Kind of like the Jim
Thompson revival, or the Chester Himes work that was so hard to get for
some time (I'm a big fan of Vintage Crime/Black Lizard for keeping so much

And then, the libraries have some, too.

Well, that's just my opinion though. It is certainly more convenient for
me, too, to get what's readily available.

Anthony Smith
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