Monday, November 30, 2020
Monday, November 23, 2020
|Erle Stanley Gardner|
Monday, November 16, 2020
|Rex Stout by Arnold Genthe, 1931. |
Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Div.
Matt Barton, curator of the Library of Congress' Recorded Sound Section, discusses author Rex Stout's roles on the radio that are reflected in more than 40 LOC holdings. These encompass various incarnations of Stout's sleuth Nero Wolfe, Stout's appearances on Information Please, his hosting duties for Speaking of Liberty, and his participation in an episode about the detective story on the NBC program Conversation with critics Clifton Fadiman and Jacques Barzun. Said Stout in the Conversation program, "They're pretty bum stories, the Sherlock Holmes stories. . . . at least two thirds are pretty doggone silly." (It should be noted that Stout wrote the infamous essay "Watson Was a Woman.")
Monday, November 09, 2020
|Gertrude Atherton, ca. 1906–12.|
Library of Congress, Prints and
by John C. Tibbetts
• Finding Sherlock Holmes in Weird Fiction by Nancy Holder
• "The Weird Dominions of the Infinite": Edgar Allan Poe and the Scientific Gothic by Sorina Higgins
Monday, November 02, 2020
|"Mary Rogers, The Cigar Girl." NYPL|
On Nov 7 at 4 pm, the Hoboken Historical Museum will host a virtual presentation by Montclair State University professor emerita Amy Gilman Srebnick on "The Mysterious Death of Mary Rogers,” the case that inspired Edgar Allan Poe's "The Mystery of Marie Roget."