Re: RARA-AVIS: Burnett-Silverberg

From: George Tuttle (
Date: 07 Apr 2006

W.R. Burnett died on April 25, 1982 of heart failure, in Santa Monica, CA. I'm not trying to contradict, just clarify. As Silverburg mentioned, "All this was more than 40 years ago."

George the Librarian

--- In, Robert Elkin <rictusaporia@...> wrote:
> The following is from the desk of RS himself:
> After Burnett died, I was handed a vast mass of almost
> incoherent manuscript by my agent (his agent too) and
> asked to carve a novel out of it. The result was THE
> WINNING OF MICKEY FREE, which Bantam published. There
> may have been a second Mickey Free novel too. But I
> wasn't ghosting the books -- just putting the
> disorderly manuscript into publishable form.
> I remember being involved with another Burnett book
> called ROUND THE CLOCK AT VOLARI'S, which I may have
> edited in the same way as the Mickey Free stuff, or
> perhaps it was an incomplete novel that I finished.
> All this was more than 40 years ago, so I don't have
> really sharp memories of my role on this one.
> RS
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