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Madeleine L'Engle (1918-2007)

Happy birthday to alii_s. I wish you a wonderful day, and many more to come.


In much sadder news, Madeleine L'Engle, the beloved author of over sixty books such as the Time Quintet series (including the award-winning A Wrinkle in Time), is gone. I am heartbroken.

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janissa11
Sep. 7th, 2007 05:41 pm (UTC)
This has been a very hard week, first Pavarotti and now L'Engle. I worshipped her as a kid. I think i better buy a new copy of WiT and reread, to celebrate her life. (Always had library copies before.)
eldritchhobbit
Sep. 12th, 2007 03:24 pm (UTC)
The news of Pavarotti was so sad! I'm going to have a rereading binge to remember L'Engle, too - that's a wonderful idea.
estellye
Sep. 7th, 2007 06:14 pm (UTC)
That is hard news. I would have wished her to be there and vigorous for her centennial, at least. The world is never really ready to let go of artist's like Madeleine L'Engle. But she has certainly influenced more than one generation of writers and sparked the imaginations of readers of every age. A life well lived, I would say.
eldritchhobbit
Sep. 12th, 2007 03:25 pm (UTC)
But she has certainly influenced more than one generation of writers and sparked the imaginations of readers of every age. A life well lived, I would say.

Very much so - that's a beautiful way to think about it.
gryphonrhi
Sep. 7th, 2007 06:22 pm (UTC)
Oh, damn, I hadn't heard that about L'Engle. Thank you for passing the word on.
eldritchhobbit
Sep. 12th, 2007 03:26 pm (UTC)
You're most welcome. I only wish it had been happier news.
alicambs
Sep. 7th, 2007 09:00 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry too, A Winkle in Time was one of my most loved books as a kid.
eldritchhobbit
Sep. 12th, 2007 03:26 pm (UTC)
Yes! That is such a wonderful book.
agentxpndble
Sep. 7th, 2007 09:28 pm (UTC)
OMG... I hadn't heard about L'Engle. That's heartbreaking.
eldritchhobbit
Sep. 12th, 2007 03:27 pm (UTC)
Isn't it? *hugs*
byslantedlight
Sep. 7th, 2007 10:19 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm sorry to hear this too, I adored her books... She created such lovely atmospheres...
eldritchhobbit
Sep. 12th, 2007 03:28 pm (UTC)
I adored them too - you're quite right about the lovely atmospheres.
caster121
Sep. 7th, 2007 10:38 pm (UTC)
I loved reading A Wrinkle in Time in grade school. I am saddened.
eldritchhobbit
Sep. 12th, 2007 03:28 pm (UTC)
That is such a great book!
metal_aria
Sep. 9th, 2007 05:12 am (UTC)
This was one of my favorite authors as a child/young adult. It saddens me to hear she's gone. :-(
eldritchhobbit
Sep. 12th, 2007 03:28 pm (UTC)
Me too. :(
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