Wandering Thoughts

August 9, 2010

Tony Judt

Filed under: Ramblings and Musings — terence @ 3:19 pm

Sad news: Tony Judt has died.

[Update: actually I was going to write more – how much I liked Reflections, how I was a fan of his politics, how I admired the dignity of his writing about disease and decline – but I ran out of words. Or, at least, words which seemed worthwhile when measured against the sad, slightly frightening, story of someone’s world caving inwards the way his did. When weighed up against that, words didn’t seem worth it. Although, more happily perhaps, I don’t think Tony Judt would have agreed.]

[Update 2: Adam Shatz has a wonderful personal obit for Judt at the LRB blog.]



  1. I could not have put it better. His final pieces for the NY Review were especially poignant to me, since his childhood was in the same places as mine.

    Comment by Paul Litterick — August 10, 2010 @ 1:47 pm

  2. Thanks Paul

    Comment by terence — August 10, 2010 @ 2:32 pm

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