Posts Tagged: Arthur Conan Doyle

The Rumpus Interview with Joe Ide

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Joe Ide discusses his debut novel, IQ his writing process, and why he enjoys fly fishing.

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No Mystery

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The books we read in childhood don’t always hold up to our memories of them. Sometimes it’s just a matter of juvenile or bad writing, but other times, it’s the author’s prejudices that turn us off as adults—and classic detective stories can be particularly troublesome: Chesterton’s glorious evocations of light, landscape, and unnerving, lurid strangeness remain […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Minsoo Kang

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Writer and historian Minsoo Kang talks about his new translation of The Story of Hong Gildong, a touchstone novel of Korea written in the 19th century.

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It’s Fair Use, My Dear Watson

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There’s been no shortage of Sherlock Holmes spin-offs in the past few years, and with the Supreme Court’s decision not  to hear a case from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s estate, contemporary re-imaginings of the detective savant will continue to thrive. The Guardian reports that by refusing to consider an appeal of a seventh-circuit court decision naming […]

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Judges Release Sherlock

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Sherlock Holmes has been freed by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. The estate of Arthur Conan Doyle claimed copyright over the character who first appeared in 1887 and has appeared in more than fifty-six stories and four novels. The copyright claim stems from the final ten stories, published between 1913 and 1927. The court […]

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Sherlock Holmes Enters the Public Domain

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Excellent news: Your X-rated Sherlock/Watson slashfic now has the blessing of the American legal system! Well, sort of. A US district court has ruled that, with the exception of a few stories published after 1923, the material from Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes series is in the public domain. A New York Times article from earlier […]

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