Text Box: The books of Russell H. Greenan

The details “grisly”, the people “lunatic”, the results, “magnetic”.


The Bric-a-Brac Man



Books of the Times, NY Times

©Nov 5 1976

Christopher Lehmann-Haupt

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“I get the feeling that through some oversight or taxonomical confusion (Mr. Greenan’s books are difficult to classify, therefore hard to explain), not enough readers are aware of what delightful fun he is poking at the notion that human beings are superior to skunk cabbages.  […] the further away one gets from ‘The Bric-a-Brac Man’ the more its special atmosphere solidifies. One might even argue that Mr. Greenan is saying something profound about antiquity and its inevitable corruption. But that would be to wax ponderous over a writer who is the very opposite.”

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