RARA-AVIS: Re: Trevanian dead

From: nikuradse1932 ( nikuradse1932@yahoo.com)
Date: 20 Dec 2005


Not to deliberately advertise another discussion group here but Trevanian / Whitaker has been a hobby of mine for awhile and I occasionally collect / collate information as I find it.

You might some interesting bits here:


If you have any anecdotes from your friend that Whitaker taught at UT I would be intereswted in hearing them.

I highly recommend his books, if you have never read any then reading them in the order published works pretty well, at least read the two Sanction novels and Shibumi.


--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "Jim Beaver" <jumblejim@p...> wrote:
> > Thanks for posting this, Jim (and congratulations on your active
> > status in MWA).
> >
> > I read "Shibumi" when I was 15 or 16. I was blown away by it. I
> > tried to read "The Main" as a follow-up, but it didn't hold my
> > teen-aged attention. Come to think of it, the hero's girlfriend
> > "Shibumi" might have been a large part of what kept me turning the
> > pages. Ah, youth!
> Thanks for the congratulations. I'd feel even better about my MWA
> membership if it hadn't been 25 years since my last published work
in the
> field! (I've got a novel half-finished, but with no deadline on it
and lots
> of deadlines on other projects, I have no idea when or if I'll
finish the
> novel.)
> I've never read Trevanian. My interest in him, aside from having
seen the
> so-so movie of "The Eiger Sanction," stems more from one of my best
> having been a student of his at UT. His obit, though, makes him
sound like
> quite a fascinating man. Are his books, overall, worth jumping
> Jim Beaver

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