Tag Archives: Library of Congress

Hammett: More Reviews from a “Careful Reading, Deep Thinking Advertising Man”

Terry Zobeck has raided the Library of Congress again, and found that they now have color copiers — but that copies of Western Advertising are a bit larger than their scanner bed, and that his scanner program just doesn’t do … Continue reading

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Hammett: Tracking Down Two “New” Stories by “Peter Collinson”

The Holiday Season seems to have uncorked Terry Zobeck! He’s back with another Mystery in Hammett Bibliography — and even better, he’s already got the mystery solved! Take another trip with Terry into the archives of the Library of Congress, … 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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Hammett: James, Joyce

Tough one — this post from frequent Guest Blogger Terry Zobeck could be held over till August for LitCrit Month — nothing is more LitCrit than James Joyce and Finnegans Wake, right??? — or just popped online right now during … Continue reading

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Hammett: The Big 88

My spies out there in the world, always keeping an eye on the news, have alerted me to the latest honor for the author who makes The Dashiell Hammett Tour the rollicking fun ride that it is: Hammett’s Red Harvest has … Continue reading

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Hammett: “Night Shots”

Terry Zobeck is back with another set of pure text corrections for a Continental Op story you thought you knew inside out — but if you’ve been relying on the reprint version used in books for the last sixty-six years … Continue reading

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Hammett: On Mary Austin and Advertising

The indefatigable Terry Zobeck is back to complete his coverage of Hammett’s side career as a book reviewer. He began with a post on February 1st and dedicated another on February 16th to the mystery review column The Crime Wave. … Continue reading

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Hammett: “Afraid of a Gun”

Just got back from a run down to Musso & Frank to find that Terry Zobeck logged in with another installment of his series investigating the editorial changes made by Frederic Dannay to Hammett’s short stories — and what better … Continue reading

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Hammett: “The Vicious Circle”

Fresh off his dive into the archives in the Library of Congress, Terry Zobeck is back with a new set of pure text corrections for one of Hammett’s earliest stories — he apologises for the cover image of the issue … Continue reading

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Hammett: Only Four to Go

Terry Zobeck followed through on his plan to hit the Library of Congress in search of pure texts for Hammett stories, and cut the list of seven missing texts down to only four. Plus he copied various other items for research … Continue reading

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