Fwd: Bookhunting (was Ebay bidding)

Gordon Neavill aa3401 at wayne.edu
Fri Jun 9 08:19:51 EDT 2006

Offhand I don't know the cause of Calverton's death, but there's a 1992 biography by Leonard Wilcox.


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>Date: Fri, 9 Jun 2006 07:51:01 -0400
>From: J B Krygier <jbkrygier at owu.edu>  
>Subject: Fwd: Bookhunting (was Ebay bidding)  
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>> To: modlib at algol.owu.edu
>> Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2006 08:44:55 -0400
>> Subject: Bookhunting (was Ebay bidding)
>> From: Toby G Levy <tobylevy at juno.com>
>> Mike, I couldn't agree with you more! I am more apt to forget people's
>> names than foget the incidences of buying certain books.  I just  
>> started
>> reading the ML published in 1929 "The Anthology of American Negro
>> Literature."  I bought this book many years ago in a bookstore that I
>> stumbled onto on a side street in Cooperstown NY.  It's not there
>> anymore.  It was a converted car garage.  There were only a few MLs in
>> the shop and I remember thinking the book was pretty beat up, but I  
>> had
>> never seen a copy of it before.  I don't recall seeing it since in
>> bookstores.
>> Incidently, the book was edited by V.F. Calverton who did several  
>> other
>> anthologies for the Modern Library.  He was a marxist writer and  
>> radical
>> who lived from 1900 to 1940.  Anyone happen to know how he died at  
>> such a
>> young age?
>> Toby
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