Re: RARA-AVIS: Marvin Albert

From: Juri Nummelin (
Date: 05 Jan 2001

On Fri, 5 Jan 2001, Etienne Borgers wrote:

> 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.

Thanks for clarifying. Now, did I embarrass myself like a baboon, when I asked Roger Martin what he meant by saying Albert disappeared?

> 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.

This sounds good. Why not try it again?


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