Re: RARA-AVIS: Westlake? story ID request

From: Jesse Willis (
Date: 05 Jan 2009

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    I have seen it, the French film adaptation of Ordo I mean. It didn't do much for me. Whereas the adaptation of A Travesty (filmed as A Slight Case Of Murder) was really terrific. A Travesty was the other story collected in Enough BTW.



    --- On Mon, 1/5/09, jacquesdebierue <> wrote: From: jacquesdebierue <> Subject: Re: RARA-AVIS: Westlake? story ID request To: Date: Monday, January 5, 2009, 12:35 PM

                --- In rara-avis-l@ yahoogroups. com, DJ-Anonyme@. .. wrote:


    > At least one of the obits mentioned that Westlake first started using

    > pseudonyms to place more than one short story in a single magazine.

    > Which has me wondering. Have Westlake's short stories ever been

    > anthologized?

    Some have, the Levine stories, for example, or the ones in Tomorrow's

    Crimes. There was also a volume that had Ordo and another story. I

    have never seen a comprehensive collection. He himself said that he

    wrote many stories, especially in the fifties and early sixties.

    Perhaps he didn't care to republish apprentice work?

    By the way, Ordo is a truly great short story (although it is not a

    crime story). Has anyone seen the movie made from this extraordinary








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