Jacques Barzun wrote me on April 28, upon reading Peoples of the Sea. He is the new President of the New York Academy of Science and Art. He wrote on the stationery of Scribner’s, where he serves as literary advisor. He mentioned in his letter that he is also a devout reader of detective stories. I mailed him my Oedipus and Akhnaton and challenged him to name a detective story that surpasses it.
— Immanuel Velikovsky to Lynn E. Rose, May 22, 1977, from The Immanuel Velikovsky Archive.
See also Immanuel Velikovsky Papers.