Room 26 Cabinet of Curiosities

Le Détective!

Posted in Beinecke Library by beineckepoetry on May 19, 2008

Issue #1 of this Paris investigative newspaper.




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  1. nbm said, on May 22, 2008 at 1:06 am

    Hah! I just happened to read this passage in TEMPORARY KINGS, book eleven of Anthony Powell’s A DANCE TO THE MUSIC OF TIME:

    “He picked up from the table [in Venice] the paper he had brought with him, opened it, folding back a page. It was _Detective_, _Ici Paris_, or another of those French periodicals that explore at greater length cases, usually already reported, which through expansion promise more pungent details of crime or scandal.”

  2. Marc Lowenthal said, on August 19, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    I believe this is the same “Détective” periodical that Christian Boltanski drew from for a number of his works. He picked up a large collection of it at a flea market and used it as source material.

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