RARA-AVIS: are authors the best judge of their work?

From: sonny (sforstater@yahoo.com)
Date: 24 Nov 2009

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    above, james ellroy disses 'the cold six thousand', tho the poster's claim that he disowns it is a bit exagerrated. but other authors have refused to let books be reprinted. then there's the recent nabokov 'book', which he requested be burnt. as compared with kafka's requests to max brod and brod's refusal to comply.

    and finally salinger's refusal to publish at all. assuming there is something to publish, of course. tho he's in special position, not needing money and not wanting any public attention. i doubt he considers what he's written not worthy of being published. and yes, he's way OT here, sorry.

    but you all would know of hb/noir writers possibly relevant to this topic besides ellroy.

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