Saturday, September 8, 2007

Goodbye, Ms. L'Engle


I was saddened to hear that Madeleine L'Engle, who wrote A Wrinkle in Time, has died. She was 88. The New York Times has a really good article about her life and work.

A Wrinkle in Time was one of my favorite books from childhood, and I have been meaning to reread it forever. Maybe now I will.

6 comments:

Stephanie said...

You know....I think great minds think alike! I posted the same NY Times article today as well!

I was so sad to read about this. The literary world is definitely going to miss this one.

Gentle Reader said...

stephanie--I agree, great minds think alike. I was just over at your blog, and saw that we posted the same thing. I was sad to read this, too. A Wrinkle in Time was an important book to me!

Melanie said...

I think we all saw this news and felt the same way. Her work was such a big part of so many reading lives.

Gentle Reader said...

melanie--you're right, and not just our reading lives, but the formative part of our reading lives :)

Lotus Reads said...

I am not sure why or how I never read "A Wrinkle in Time", definitely time to remedy that. Her passing is a loss to the literary world for sure.
Thank you for the post, Gentle Reader.

Gentle Reader said...

lotus--I want to reread A Wrinkle in Time, and maybe read some of her other work for the first time, too. I think you'll enjoy A Wrinkle in Time!