Re: RARA-AVIS: Marvin Albert

From: Etienne Borgers (
Date: 05 Jan 2001


In French : disparaî´²e (verb) and disparition (noun)
(literally: disappearing) means also the person you speak of is dead. In a kind of metaphoric way, but it's a quite usual expression in that language.

I was myself briefly in contact with Martin, two years ago, in the hope to translate into English the invaluable research he did about hard-boiled lit authors, for his now defunct magazine "HB Dicks". I had the idea to publish some of them in my Hard-Boiled Mysteries web-site He was open to the idea, but lack of time on my side, and distance, all made I could not materialize the idea.

E.Borgers Hard-Boiled Mysteries

--- Juri Nummelin <> wrote:
> On Thu, 4 Jan 2001, bearlodge wrote:
> > There was a message from Roger Martin forwarded by
> Juri yesterday which
> > spoke of Marvin Albert's disappearance. Can
> anyone tell me anything about
> > that? I know there were a couple of messages some
> time back about Albert's
> > novels and some folks didn't think much of them,
> but I have enjoyed the ones
> > I've read. Anyway, I'd like to learn more about
> the "disappearance."
> I wondered that too, but forgot to ask Roger Martin
> what he meant. I
> have never heard that Albert disappeared. I'll try
> to find if I still
> have Martin's address. If you speak French, try
> I don't, so I
> didn't understand
> everything. But there you have something on Albert
> and other American HB
> writers.
> Juri

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