Re: RARA-AVIS: Bodies are Dust (Writers who have "disappeared")

From: Allan Guthrie (
Date: 06 May 2008

Heartbreaking how such genius can be so neglected. Partly the curse of the bleak, no doubt. Amazingly, Wolfson's in print in Germany. Hell of a cover. Wonder what the literary vandal of 1948 would have to say about it.


----- Original Message ----- From: "Jeff Vorzimmer" <> Subject: RARA-AVIS: Bodies are Dust (Writers who have "disappeared")

> Tonight I went to pick up P. J. Wolfson's Bodies are Dust at the library
> and
> when I opened the book, I noticed that someone had scrawled on the title
> page, "Very vicious--should not be in library." I laughed out loud. I
> flipped back to the fly page where the due dates are stamped and saw that
> the book had been checked out many times in the 1930s and 40s, but then I
> saw that the due date of the previous borrower, stamped just above mine,
> was
> March 27, 1948. No one had borrowed the book in over sixty years!
> Talk about your forgotten, neglected writers who have faded into
> obscurity.
> Jeff

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