Bookhunting (was Ebay bidding)

Scot Kamins kamins at dogeared.com
Fri Jun 9 12:36:08 EDT 2006


On Jun 9, 2006, at 5:19 AM, Gordon Neavill wrote:

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


Here's a review of the Wilcox book:

http://www.temple.edu/tempress/titles/817_reg.html



> ---- Original message ----
>> Date: Fri, 9 Jun 2006 07:51:01 -0400
>> From: J B Krygier <jbkrygier at owu.edu>
>> Subject: Fwd: Bookhunting (was Ebay bidding)
>> To: ModLib List <modlib at algol.owu.edu>
>>
>>
>>
>> Begin forwarded message:
>>
>>> 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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- Scot Kamins





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