Whose property is Sherlock Holmes? Jennifer Schuessler reports about the so called „Sherlockian Civil War“, a battle over control of Conan Doyle’s estate and the Twitter hashtag #freesherlock. Read more at The New York Times.
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»A riddle: What does Captain Ahab have in common with Sherlock Holmes?
Answer: Both characters were created by writers who sailed on whaling vessels, who knew firsthand the heft of a harpoon, the bite of raging gales and the blisters raised by oars.«
Dangerous Work: Diary of an Arctic Adventure reproduces Arthur Conan Doyle’s handwritten journal and illustrations from his time on an Arctic whaler in 1880. The diary, edited by Jon Lellenberg and Daniel Stashower, has just been published by The University of Chicago Press and Bill Streever reviews the book at The New York Times.