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Re: "OIL OF DOG"
- To: Multiple recipients of list BOOK_ARTS-L <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: "OIL OF DOG"
- From: john r <catalyst@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 25 Jun 1996 15:39:16 -0500
- Message-id: <199606252039.QAA15722@listserv.syr.edu>
- Sender: "The Book Arts: binding, typography, collecting" <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>I have restrained myself from sharing crucial
>biblio-literario info until the Oil of Egg
>people had had their peckish ways with us. Now,
>unmuzzled, I draw to your attention to the truly
>baffling. Fact A: enterprising Stephen Blumberg
>(see "The Book Thief A True Tale of Biblio-
>mania," Philip Weiss, Harper's Magazine, January
>1994) kept his expropriated volumes in his home in
>Ottumwa, Iowa. FACT B: this is the same city which
>is the setting for "Oil of Dog," a modest tale by
>Ambrose Bierce about another enterprising Iowan.
>Learned list members, I ask you, is this merely
perhaps something to do with the center of the abstraction we call these
it's the devils work. Look it up.