Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: 165 years ago today

From: Anthony Dauer (
Date: 21 Apr 2006

I agree. Proto works have their place as part of the foundation of the genre, but they're no longer "proto" if they become designated as the first actual work.

On 4/20/06, Michael Robison wrote:

> I like Poe for the first detective fiction writer,
> also. I've read some of those other offerings, and
> "proto" is a good term for it.

Anthony Dauer
Alexandria, Virginia

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