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Sunday, November 30, 2003
Hugh Kenner, RIP

Rather belatedly, I thought I should mention that literary critic Hugh Kenner has just passed away. You can read sterling obituaries of him by Christopher Lehmann-Haupt of the New York Times, Benjamin Ivry, also of the NYT, and in the Daily Telegraph. By all accounts, he was a man of remarkable and diverse talents; he wrote on Ezra Pound, James Joyce, Chuck Jones (the creator of Looney Tunes), and Buckminster Fuller. I myself would like to thank him for his small book, Ulysses, which has illuminated my reading of Joyce's novel throughout this term.