Re: RARA-AVIS: Steals

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Wed, 21 Apr 1999 21:42:14 -0800 John Woolley:

<<Since I just posted some comments very critical of a
contemporary book, this struck home. I don't know whether Fred
had me and my maunderings in mind, but he's right in any case.
I hadn't considered the possibility of the author's being on
the list, and I should have. Thanks for the caution.>>

>From the private correspondence I receive, I gather that rara-avis is
read by a lot of people who are not subscribers. I don't know if this is
a good or a bad thing, since comments here (mine, at least) are
spontaneous and casual, not journalistic or scholarly articles.
Nevertheless, I would suggest avoiding the kinds of comments that can
destroy a career.


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