wolfe limbo

He wrote the best sf dystopia you’ve probably never read.

theroux

A proponent and practitioner of amplificatio and limerence.

fernando-pessoa240613

“Literature is the pleasantest way of ignoring life.”

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He asks us to do some deep thinking about music and creativity.

calasso

He writes about — as well as into — the ineffable.

dispatches

He divined messages from helmet and flak jacket inscriptions.

fiedler

He hated middlebrow and appreciated madness.

Behan2

He mixed total irreverence with profound compassion.

mailer

He tested limits, courted demons, and thrashed it all out on the page.

donald-evansnadorp346

Vicarious traveling to a made-up world.

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The first scholar to take avant-garde film that seriously.

J145119504

The patron saint of fiction of oceanic scope.

bloom

He elevated intertextuality to a literary theology.

hredmond klein

An explorer in an age with ever fewer frontiers.

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A resolute seeker of forbidden knowledge.