RARA-AVIS: RE: Vince Emery's "Lost Stories" by Dashiell Hammett

From: Vince Emery ( vince@emery.com)
Date: 10 Mar 2005

The latest news is that "Lost Stories" is at the printer. I should have the 195-copy limited edition at the end of this month (although there may be a delay on its slipcase). It will be available for sale on my website.

The $24.95 trade hardcover edition will be printed next month. However, the rumor is correct: the official publication date of the trade hardcover edition has been pushed back to September 1, due to distribution entanglements. The printed copies will be shipped to the IPG warehouse in Chicago to sit there. The book will probably be available in many bookstores and online sites in August.

Otto Penzler discussed "Lost Stories" in his February 14 article on Hammett in The New York Sun. He mentioned Joe Gores' "excellent introduction to what will be a hugely important book to those of us who think Dashiell Hammett is a major American literary figure--which should be everyone who has graduated from 'see Spot run.' 'Lost Stories' ... includes 21 stories, most of which have never been seen except by the most dedicated scholars. In addition to the fiction, Emery provides biographical and bibliographical commentary throughout, and the volume belongs on the shelf of every detective fiction reader and collector."

More news as it breaks.

Vince Emery

Vince Emery Productions Publisher: LOST STORIES by Dashiell Hammett 21 long-lost stories from the creator of Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon, The Thin Man

www.emerybooks.com Box 460279, San Francisco, CA 94146 USA vince@emery.com Phone 1.415.337.6000

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