Re: RARA-AVIS: Trevanian

From: nikuradse1932 (
Date: 30 Aug 2005

Interesting information Jim,

As a long-time Whitaker / Trevanian buff and occasional researcher I was wondering if you would care to elicit any more information from your friend. I understand that Whitaker taught and then chaired the UT film deptarment from about 1966-74. I have't heard an explanation as to why he left however.

There is a website ( that has been up for about four-five months that appeared in tandem with the Crazyladies novel that has some interesting content.



--- In, "Jim Beaver" <jumblejim@p...> wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bludis Jack" <buildsnburns@y...>
> To: <>
> Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2005 7:31 AM
> Subject: RARA-AVIS: Trevanian
> >
> > Like others on this list, I read Trevanian a
> > while back and I remember liking his stuff.
> >
> > Does anyone know who Trevanian was--or is? I
> > always had the sense that he was a relatively
> > well-known author who used the Trevanian name for
> > his actions adventure books.
> A close friend of mine was a film student at the University of
Texas under
> Professor Rod Whittaker at the time that Whittaker's pseudonymous
> best-seller was published. Apparently they were good enough
friends that my
> friend knew Whittaker was planning to use the Trevanian name during
> period the book was being written and before fame attached itself
to the
> pseudonym.
> Jim Beaver

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