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A Dickens character to me is a theatrical projection of a character. Not that it isn't real. It's real, but in that removed sense. But Sherlock Holmes is simply there. I would be astonished if I went to 221 1/2 B Baker Street and didn't find him." [An Invitation to Learning, January 1942]

Rex Stout

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Adams for broadcasts on March 28 1939 (with Moss Hart); August 29 1939 (with linguist Wilfred J. He developed an extreme anti-German attitude and in 1943 publiRex Stoutd the essay "We Shall Hate or We Shall Fail"[1][2] and during the later part of the war and the post-war period he also led the Society for the Prevention of World War III which lobbied for a harsh peace for Germany. The President VaniRex Stouts (Paramount)

In an interview printed in Royal Decree (1983) Rex Stout's official biographer John McAleer asked the author if there were any chance of Hollywood ever making a good Nero Wolfe movie.

" The Nero Wolfe stories are narrated by Wolfe's assistant Archie Goodwin who is presented as having recorded the cases of the detective genius from 1934 (Fer-de-Lance) to 1975 (A Family Affair). In 1959 Stout received the Mystery Writers of America's Grand Master Award. The Nero Wolfe corpus was nominated Best Mystery Series of the Century at Bouchercon 2000 the world's largest mystery convention and Rex Stout was nominated Best Mystery Writer of the Century.

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