5 thoughts on “RIP Anita Brookner

  1. lailaarch March 14, 2016 / 10:33 pm

    I had not yet heard about her passing. Very sad. She is one of my favorites.

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  2. heavenali March 15, 2016 / 2:54 am

    I hadn’t heard. I love her books- though still have some to read. Sad news.

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  3. Citizen Reader March 15, 2016 / 10:59 am

    I just saw this online and headed right over here to see how you were doing. Sad news, indeed. Thank YOU for making me aware of Anita Brookner when you did.

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  4. Liz Dexter March 15, 2016 / 12:30 pm

    I was very sad to read of this (here first). As I’ve got older, her later books rather depressed me, but I adored her earlier ones as as younger reader and I will pull one off the shelves in celebration of her life.

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  5. ASD April 2, 2016 / 8:00 am

    Dear Thomas,

    I wonder if you might have read a book by D. J. Taylor called “What You Didn’t Miss: A Book of Literary Parodies as Featured in Private Eye”.

    If one believes in the notion that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, you will be pleased to see Mr Taylor’s imitation of Anita Brookner’s style (with tongue-in-cheek) in this book. It is the parody which might have been based on an interview or conversation with AB. It is featured in this wonderful blog. I thought you might be interested if you have not come across this before.

    http://harrietdevine.typepad.com/harriet_devines_blog/2012/09/what-you-didnt-miss.html

    Thanks for all your marvellous work to keep the memories of AB’s writings and her novels alive.

    With best wishes, ASD

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