Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Happy New Year from Peter J. Cameron

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:41 AM

From an earlier A.P. obituary for Mehta —

" When the Center for Fiction honored Mehta in 2018 with a 
lifetime achievement award, tributes were written by Joan Didion,
Haruki Murakami and Anne Tyler, who praised 'his precision' and
'deft assurance' and called him the 'Fred Astaire of editing.' "

Heraldic Ordinary

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:06 AM

Monday, December 30, 2019

“Welcome to Scotland.”

Filed under: General — Tags: — m759 @ 11:04 AM

John Brown, Astronomer Royal for Scotland,
reportedly died there in the early morning
of Saturday, November 16, 2019.

See also Alasdair Gray and Eddington Song
in particular, Logic in the Spielfeld.

Death on Becket’s Day

Filed under: General — Tags: , — m759 @ 10:22 AM

Author Alasdair Gray reportedly died yesterday,
on the feast of St. Thomas à Becket.

"His Collected Verse  (2010) was followed by 
Every Short Story 1951-2012 . Hell and Purgatory ,
the first two parts of his version of Dante’s
Divine Comedy , “decorated and Englished in
prosaic verse”, appeared in 2018 and 2019. 
In November Gray received the inaugural 
Saltire Society Scottish Lifetime Achievement award."

— https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/dec/29/

See some related remarks from May 15, 1998.

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