Friday, January 9, 2004

Friday January 9, 2004

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:01 AM


— T. S. Eliot,
The Waste Land, II
A Game of Chess

“Make the white Queen run so fast 
 she hasn’t got time to make you wise, 
 ’cause it’s time, it’s time
    in time with your time
                              and its news
 is captured
                  for the Queen to use.”

—   from “Your Move,” or
    “I’ve Seen All Good People,”
     by Yes (Jon Anderson and
     Chris Squire), played in the
     soundtrack of a “Big Fish”
     movie trailer tonight in the
     obituary of Brian Gibson at
     the New York Times site.

     For related material, see
     The Black Queen and 
     History of a Symbol.

Jan. 9 obituary of Brian Gibson

“In 2002 he was executive producer of the film ‘Frida,’ about the artist Frida Kahlo….”

Captured for the Queen

Joan Aiken

Photo by Alex Gotfryd,
circa 1972

Jan. 9 obituary of Joan Aiken

“Joan Aiken was born in Rye, England, a daughter of the American poet Conrad Aiken….”

Dust jacket of a novel — 

“Malcolm Lowry’s Under the Volcano must be, for anyone who loves the English language, a sheer joy.”

Conrad Aiken

“He was never inclined to small talk.”

Jan. 9 obituary of Steven Edward Dorfman, writer of questions (i.e., answers) for the game show “Jeopardy!”

“What’s the Hellfire Club?”

— Joan Aiken, beginning of the final chapter of The Shadow Guests

Note that Dorfman, Gibson, and Aiken
all died on Sunday, Jan. 4, 2004.
For some related material, see

Sunday in the Park with Death.

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