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jsorense
07-04-2005, 02:46:24
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/arts/1023266.stm
:(

zmama
07-04-2005, 04:20:29
yes sad...but he wrote a lot of fine books for us before he left

jsorense
07-04-2005, 05:06:17
"Humboldt's Gift" meant the most to me.
http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0407/p09s01-coop.html

Qaj the Fuzzy Love Worm
07-04-2005, 05:28:41
NPR had a bit about him this morning, they focused on "Herzog" more than anything else.

They finished up the piece with some barf comment about him relating to humanity that he would have hated. Ironic, considering they had just earlier played a sound bite from an older interview with him where he stated he was uncomfortable with people raising him to such lofty complimentary heights :D

jsorense
07-04-2005, 06:49:57
Modesty does not trump greatness.

jsorense
09-04-2005, 11:12:30
How many of you people have read Bellow? The silence here is unsettling. :(

Fistandantilus
09-04-2005, 12:11:44
I'm sorry to disappoint you but I never read anything he wrote.

But I mourn the loss nevertheless, to make you happy :p

Lazarus and the Gimp
09-04-2005, 12:36:59
He's not a big seller over here. Of the big-name American authors, he lagged some way behind people like Hemingway, Mailer, Updike and Irving.

He's like Proust to me. I'll bandy the name around, but have never been tempted to read him.

Cruddy
09-04-2005, 22:41:55
Originally posted by jsorense
How many of you people have read Bellow? The silence here is unsettling. :(

Truth is I'd never even heard of him until this thread.

jsorense
10-04-2005, 07:41:32
Well, IMHO. you are missing a lot. Bellow was the modern voice of urban U.S. alienation and disconnection with the hope of redemption. Screw you Europeans. :)

Cruddy
10-04-2005, 09:00:24
The loss is mine.

Immortal Wombat
10-04-2005, 14:05:15
Originally posted by jsorense
Well, IMHO. you are missing a lot. Bellow was the modern voice of urban U.S. alienation and disconnection with the hope of redemption.
I though that was Snoop Doggy Dog.

Lazarus and the Gimp
10-04-2005, 14:31:00
I thought it was "Dilbert".

Darkstar
15-04-2005, 08:01:56
Dilbert is just a socio-political commentary on the stupidity of the modern workplace. Or, more properly, whining about work. ;)