have focused on his memorable "there will be no bevvying" speech prior to the 1971 Upper Clyde work-in, and a fine speech it was.
Even the sympathetic obituarists
had to admit it had been a life gritted by violence, folly and sorrows.
Representing postwar light verse's Little League was the young John Updike, whose recent obituarists
largely ignored his poems yet who once admitted, "As a boy I wanted to be a cartoonist.
In taking this line, the obituarists
displayed an intellectual shortcoming typical of Anglo-American empiricism, and displayed it on two fronts: first, in their failure to understand that literary "realism" is itself a construct as laden with artifice as any other; and second, in missing the glaring fact that Robbe-Grillet's novels are actually ultrarealist, shot through at every level with the sheer quiddity of the environments to which they attend so faithfully.
The International Association of Obituarists
(IAO) has been in place for several years and annually hosts its Great Obituary Writers Conference, with this year's set for June 12-14 in New Mexico.
What the obituarists
could not know was that at her death Austen also left, in the care of her sister Cassandra, a number of manuscript works, some complete and some not.
agree that he was an intensely private man, as the secrecy about his background suggests.
It took an energetic, imaginative public relations/public policy person, Carolyn Gilbert, who'd never been an obit writer, to found the International Association of Obituarists
at the turn of the 21st century.
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as the man who gave to cricket, among other things, batting helmets.
have written him off, insisting age and injuries are taking their toll.
Ashley was, of course, the first to acknowledge his debts to his forerunners, and the derivative nature of the work was readily recognised by his reviewers, peers and obituarists
(see Ashley 1891, p.
Coetzee, and John Banville (to take four names more or less at random) has long since given the obituarists
Since this rejection stands at the start of the story of Jack the Obscure's triumph over the purblind obscurantists, and since his obituarists
(though not, to his credit, Cannadine) have identified St John's as the college that threw a pearl away richer than all his tribe, will you kindly allow a comment on the matter from the college of the obscurantists itself?
For Haydon, and for his obituarists
, the America of Barnum was an infection that threatened both national aesthetics and national reason.
Above all, the obituarists
needed to be reminded that Carroll did not go into cold storage between 1957 and 1972, and that he died in 1995, not 1972.