The Theater: Mors Moriarti


If Chinese customs prevailed in the West, this might be known as the Year of Sherlock Holmes. He is on the bestseller lists in a novel entitled The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, in which Sigmund Freud allies himself with Holmes, sharing, among other things, a mutual addiction to cocaine. Books about Holmes and his creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, already formidable in number, are proliferating with the breeding speed of the fruit fly. One Manhattan bookstore has an entire window display devoted solely to these works. There is only one...

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