February 04, 2016
I'm a big fan of Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe books. About half the books in my Kindle are from that series. But just now I ran into something I'd noted before, and I'd like to ask your opinion.
In Too Many Cooks we meet Marko Vukcic's ex-wife. And she
In The Black Mountain Archie describes Marko as being a widower. So that's the question: if a man is divorced and his ex-wife then dies, does he count as a widower?
My initial reaction is "no". A widower is someone whose wife dies while he's still married to her. But that may not be the only answer. What do you think?
UPDATE: The dictionary says:
a man who has lost his spouse by death and has not remarried.
But he didn't lose his wife by death; he lost her by divorce.
Posted by: Jonathan Tappan at February 04, 2016 04:31 PM (Bkf8Y)
In the story "Fourth of July Picnic" Archie says he attended one week of college and decided it was for the birds.
However, he's spent a couple of decades listening to Wolfe's table talk and sure he must have learned quite a lot from it.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at February 04, 2016 07:29 PM (+rSRq)
Posted by: The Brickmuppet at February 04, 2016 11:24 PM (AaBUm)
Enclose all spoilers in spoiler tags:
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Spoilers which are not properly tagged will be ruthlessly deleted on sight.
Also, I hate unsolicited suggestions and advice. (Even when you think you're being funny.)
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