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Obituaries; of those who have shuffled off this mortal coil
Topic Started: Jan 11 2017, 12:20 PM (1,696 Views)
johnnywalkitoff
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nnyhav
May 26 2017, 10:53 AM
fuck! "I knew the name of every rain drop."
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Man, that'a bummer...I don't usually get this bummed when famous people die or artists because so many kind and beautiful people die every day and why should I care more but sometimes of course....,.felt a kinship with him, esp. Jesus' Son, Angels, his poetry...I can't recommend those two legitimate American prose masterpieces enough...books I read young and spoke to me and right now revisiting them- they still do, still fucking do...I enjoyed all his work but as he become more mature and wrote "better" more sprawling mature works, I felt less of a kinship and so would forget about him as a a great american writer but man!...Tree of Smoke is a great Vietnam novel, Already Dead is a book that- thinking about it now - has much in common with Vineland...
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johnnywalkitoff
May 26 2017, 06:30 PM
Man, that'a bummer...I don't usually get this bummed when famous people die or artists because so many kind and beautiful people die every day and why should I care more but sometimes of course....,.felt a kinship with him, esp. Jesus' Son, Angels, his poetry...I can't recommend those two legitimate American prose masterpieces enough...books I read young and spoke to me and right now revisiting them- they still do, still fucking do...I enjoyed all his work but as he become more mature and wrote "better" more sprawling mature works, I felt less of a kinship and so would forget about him as a a great american writer but man!...Tree of Smoke is a great Vietnam novel, Already Dead is a book that- thinking about it now - has much in common with Vineland...
thanks for writing this.

I have been meaning to check out his writing for a long time ... I did see Jesus' Son movie version with Billy Crudup which was pretty well-made.
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http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/10/16/558128240/richard-wilbur-renowned-american-poet-and-translator-dies-at-96
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https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2017/oct/16/sean-hughes-tributes-jokes-rhona-cameron-mark-steel

so shocking and so sad to hear this
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nnyhav
Oct 16 2017, 07:20 PM
My choice of 'poem of the day' for my students today:

https://medium.com/poem-of-the-day/richard-wilbur-to-an-american-poet-once-dead-81093415328a

Edited by Funhouse, Oct 17 2017, 06:44 AM.
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oneofmurphysbiscuits
Oct 17 2017, 02:57 AM
Way too young. Plus he always exuded youth and fun...
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Ah just discovered that one of my favourite Russian contemporary writers, and to many one of the leading contemporary Russian writers, Vladimir Makanin, passed away in Nov, late last year:

https://5hotnews.com/2017/11/03/died-the-winner-of-russian-booker-vladimir-makanin/

here he is on chess and writing:

https://www.rbth.com/arts/2013/08/14/vladimir_makanin_on_writing_as_chess_play_28909.html

to me it seems quite strange that he (amongst some other unlisted excellent contemporary Russian writers) is not listed in the “112 Russian writers ranging from great, to absolutely freaking great” that is linked in the “Read more” section below that article.

RIP
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RIP

Nicanor Parra

103 yrs


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Hugh Masekela died today

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/hugh-masekela-south-african-jazz-giant-dead-at-78-w515761
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Rip Ursula...What a sad day! But what glorious work they gave us (can only speak for Parra and Leguin)

https://www.google.com/amp/s/articles.oregonlive.com/books/index.ssf/2018/01/ursula_le_guin_dies.amp
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indeed a very sad day
RIP Ursula

the (relatively soon) release of "Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin" will be both a documentary of, and tribute to, this great woman.
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echoing the bereavement. loss of living legends.
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RIP

Never read Parra, but Le Guin was a great writer
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And now Mark E. Smith:

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/jan/24/mark-e-smith-lead-singer-with-the-fall-dies-aged-60

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/jan/24/mark-e-smith-the-fall

Saw him play a few years ago and he was still terrific.

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I only ever followed The Fall through the NME (as opposed to the bands, artists I discovered through hearing after reading about in the pages of...) but jesus fuck

http://www.nme.com/artists/the-fall
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Sad but not surprising. I'm going to listen to Pat Trip Dispenser now.
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https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2018/03/08/future-readers-lucie-brock-broido/
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the passing of one of the greats
RIP Sir Wilson Harris
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https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/jun/06/dasa-drndic-unflinching-croatian-novelist-dies-aged-71
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