Re: RARA-AVIS: Willeford Book

William Denton (
Sun, 11 Jul 1999 23:08:11 -0400 (EDT)

On 11 July 1999, Joe Hoffman wrote:

: Is the new McMillan book by Charles Willeford, The Difference, a
: reissue of the noir western Hombre from Sonora, and published under
: the name Will Charles?

Yes. says:

| The Difference was Charles Willeford's original title for what he
| called an "existentialist Western" - the book that has become his
| rarest and most collectible work. Originally The Hombre From Sonora
| published pseudonymously under the nom de plume "Will Charles" by the
| Lenox Hill imprint of Crown Books in 1971, the book is legendarily
| scarce among modern literature collectors and Willeford aficionados -
| a fine first edition in dustwrapper would command over $2,000 in
| today's market.


William Denton : Toronto, Canada : : Caveat lector.

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