Tag Archives: John D. Squires

Rediscovered: An Ossuary of Paper and Board for a Rajah of Words

You snooze and you lose. Of course, it doesn’t help anything if the item you are about to buy is done in a print run of only about 85 copies, published in Bucharest. . . . By the moment I … Continue reading

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Frisco Beat: Top of the Heap!

The Literary World of San Francisco — as I’ve been reporting — is still no.2 on the Amazon bestseller list for travel books about San Francisco as I check the stats today, but yesterday for about 4 hours muscled it’s … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: Yet More Fantômas

In a couple of hours I’m out the door for PulpFest (boom-boom-boom, boom-boom). Noticed that for the first evening’s programming they have a talk titled The French Connection — “How French Literature May Have Influenced American Pulp Heroes.” Dumas. Fantômas. … Continue reading

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Rediscovered: The Lost World of Pulp!

In less than a week I’m off to PulpFest 2012 in Columbus, Ohio, with side trips to look up Jim Tully sites in St. Marys plus check out one of the world’s best privately held collections of M. P. Shiel — and … Continue reading

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Hammett: The Lost Interview

For Biography Month, what could Terry Zobeck dig up, with which to startle and amaze? How about a forgotten interview with Hammett, filled with a wealth of biographical detail? Here’s Terry:   Hammett didn’t do many major interviews, other than … Continue reading

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Two-Gun Bob: PulpFest 2012

Among other things PulpFest is going to commemorate this year will be the eightieth anniversary of the coming of Robert E. Howard’s Conan — exploding into the culture in the December 1932 issue of Weird Tales. In many ways, and given that Howard … Continue reading

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Hammett: More Book Reviewing

And Terry Zobeck is back, with more on Hammett’s history as a book reviewer: A couple of weeks back I told you about a new web site containing scans of the book reviews Hammett wrote for The Forum and the Saturday Review … Continue reading

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Hammett: More Newsprint

  When I checked my copy of Richard Layman’s Dashiell Hammett: A Descriptive Bibliography the other day for information on newspaper reprints, I noticed that he cites a serial run for The Thin Man in the San Francisco Examiner during March and April 1934. … Continue reading

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Hammett: Another Newspaper Serialization

Okay. This is getting ridiculous. John D. Squires has come across yet another newspaper serialization of a Continental Op story, this time from 1947. You may recall he recently uncovered a 1956 newspaper run for Hammett’s “The Tenth Clew,” prompting … Continue reading

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Hammett: The Fat Man

To kick off a new month, how about a touch of Hammett off the air waves? You’ve got an ad for one of his radio shows, The Fat Man, above, courtesy John D. Squires. And if you’ve got some time … Continue reading

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