Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/George whitman

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This page is an archive of the discussion about the proposed deletion of the article below. This page is no longer live. Further comments should be made on the article's talk page rather than here so that this page is preserved as an historic record.
The result of the debate was KEEP or MERGE. Of course, it isn't possible to merge to a red link, and merging to Sylvia Beach doesn't seem that appropriate to me. So I'll leave it alone. dbenbenn | talk 16:28, 18 Mar 2005 (UTC)

George whitman[edit]

Thoroughly unnotable. Nicely written, though... Smoddy (t) (e) 22:59, 2 Mar 2005 (UTC)

  • Delete, not notable. Megan1967 00:57, 3 Mar 2005 (UTC)
  • Merge and redirect to Shakespeare and Co or Shakespeare and Company. (I realize that there is a NYC chain by the same name, but I'm not sure if one is related to the other or how.) That Paris store was a pretty important nexus, and certainly the proprietor played a role in the Beats, so I'd hate to see the information go into the bit bucket. Geogre 05:09, 4 Mar 2005 (UTC)
  • The bookstore is VERY notable; the first incarnation published Joyce's Ulysses, and was a major center for Anglophone writers and artists in Paris. Perhaps the George Whitman info should be merged with the Sylvia Beach entry--these could then either become a Shakespeare and Company article, or Shakespeare and Company could redirect to Beach. BTfromLA 09:10, 5 Mar 2005 (UTC)
  • Keep or merge, if verifiable. (The remarks about the store generally, I can vouch for; I have firends who've slept on tht floor. His being proprietor I'm not so sure of, I thought the store was now owned by City Lights, out of San Francisco.) I would say that anyone who was more than briefly proprietor of the most famous English-language bookstore on the European continent is notable. -- Jmabel | Talk 07:37, Mar 6, 2005 (UTC)

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