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flydhest
02-19-2016, 09:40 PM
Academic, intellectual, and yet accessible. What a loss.

joosttx
02-19-2016, 09:45 PM
Academic, intellectual, and yet accessible. What a loss.

Wow. Such sad news. RIP.

Jad
02-19-2016, 10:24 PM
Yes, a loss. But a good voice to have had. RIP.

paredown
02-20-2016, 12:01 AM
This makes me sad.

I heard him give a public lecture once--a tour de force--witty, erudite and thought-provoking.

Heaven for him ought to be a great library, with good companions for afternoon tea.

alexstar
02-20-2016, 12:24 AM
A shame - one of the great minds of our time. RIP.

Drmojo
02-20-2016, 06:31 AM
on a par with Borges and Nabokov

CNY rider
02-20-2016, 07:06 AM
My fondest memory of any college course I took was reading The Name of the Rose and discussing and writing about it in a class with an excellent professor.