Wednesday, August 18, 2010

RIP: Frank Kermode

Frank Kermode passed away yesterday. (1919 -2010)

From the London Review of Books obit:
"Frank Kermode, who died on 17 August at the age of 90, was the author of many books, including Romantic Image (1957), The Sense of an Ending (1967) and Shakespeare’s Language (2000). He was the Lord Northcliffe Professor of Modern English Literature at University College London and the King Edward VII Professor of English Literature at Cambridge University. He inspired the founding of the London Review in 1979, and wrote more than 200 pieces for the paper."

My knowledge, as it were, to Kermode would be through his work The Sense of an Ending which is a truly great work.

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