Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Three deaths

My father taught me years ago to read as if the author intended me as audience, to heed their lessons as if they were teaching me, to embrace them as my friends.

Three of my dear friends, this week, passed away:

William Bright, linguist
Clifford Geertz, anthropologist
William Styron, novelist

May they rest in peace!

1 comment:

Prof. Me said...

Clifford Geertz! What a loss. He was required reading in my first year of graduate school, despite the fact that he did not write in my discipline. A fascinating man...