Episode 240: Anticipations in A Sherlock Holmes Commentary

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Summary: “a turn which neither of us could have anticipated” [REIG]   D. Martin Dakin’s A Sherlock Holmes Commentary is one of the more important contributions to Sherlockian scholarship. In it, he discussed the entirety of the Sherlock Holmes canon, plus two apocryphal tales. But Dakin also acknowledged that he was probably missing the discovery of scholarship that had happened prior to his time. Bruce Harris, in his Anticipations in D. Martin Dakin’s A Sherlock Holmes Commentary, digs deeper into the older scholarship and has found earlier commentary on the points that interested Dakin. This is a fine companion volume to a cornerstone of Sherlockian scholarship. And Bruce's journey there is a fascinating one. The Canonical Couplet follows the interview: we give you two lines of poetry, and you need to identify which Sherlock Holmes story they represent. The winner will receive a copy of Bruce's book. Send your answer to comment @ ihearofsherlock .com by May 29, 2022 at 11:59 a.m. EST. The winner will be chosen at random from among all the correct answers. All listeners are eligible to play. Become a Patron! Please do consider becoming a Patron of the Arts. Your support helps us to ensure we can keep doing what we do, covering file hosting costs, production, and transcription services.  Download [Save As] | File size 71.9 MB, 49:56 Listen to I Hear of Sherlock Everywhere anywhere SponsorsWessex Press is the premier publisher of books about Sherlock Holmes and Arthur Conan Doyle, including The Sherlock Holmes Review.MX Publishing has a number of graphic novels available for sale. Would you care to advertise with us? You can find more information here. Let's chat! LinksThis episode: ihose.co/ihose240Order Bruce's book here (Google Form)D. Martin Dakin's A Sherlock Holmes Commentary (Abebooks)Sherlock Holmes: Ten Literary Studies by Trevor Hall (Abebooks)The World Bibliography of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson by Ronald Burt De Waal (Abebooks)Other episodes mentioned:IHOSE Episode 144IHOSE Episode 230Trifles Episode 275Trifles Episode 152Many more links, articles and images are available in our Flipboard magazine at ihose.co/flipsherlock as well as through our accounts on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and Twitter. And would you consider leaving us a rating and review? It would help other Sherlockians to find us. Your thoughts on the show? Leave a comment below, send us an email (comment AT ihearofsherlock DOT com), call us at 5-1895-221B-5. That's (518) 952-2125. TranscriptWe are so grateful for your support on Patreon, which makes our transcripts possible. Every amount helps. A transcript will be here soon. Become a Patron! --