Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Jacques Barzun

From: Juri Nummelin (
Date: 05 Dec 2000

On Tue, 5 Dec 2000, Etienne Borgers wrote:

> 'Catalogue...' was praised because (as I read
> somewhere)it seems to be the first attempt to gather
> such a number of comments about works of crime/mystery
> fiction. Maybe this explains why it still appears in
> to-day references (?)

It just seems so random.

> The duo wrote also prefaces to each of the fifty
> "classics" of crime lit reprinted by Garland
> Publishing. A short volume (about 100 pp) gathers
> these prefaces: 'A Book of Prefaces to Fifty Classics
> of Crime Fiction, 1900-1950' - 1976

What are the classics printed in the series?


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