Rex Todhunter Stout was born on 1 December 1886. He gave the world that singular detective, Nero Wolfe (and his unremittingly charming factotum Archie Goodwin!), writing dozens of excellent genre novels and short stories during a four decade period. 75 more words
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“It’s possible to tell your mind what to do only when your mind agrees with you.”
—Archie Goodwin in A Family Affair, by Rex Stout
My annual (when I’m actually posting to a blog) tribute to one of my favorite fictional characters (if not my all-time favorite).
On Oct 23 in Chillicothe, Ohio, Archie Goodwin entered this world–no doubt with a smile for the pretty nurses–and American detective literature was never the same. 571 more words
Ho passato anni a leggere e rileggere, in italiano e in inglese, i meravigliosi romanzi gialli di Rex Stout. Stout era un genio: già bambino prodigio, passò due anni come inserviente sul panfilo di Theodore Roosevelt, riuscì a mantenersi giovanissimo progettando un brillante sistema di school banking che gli permise di viaggiare molto. 97 more words