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Posted 01 June 2011 - 08:17 AM

We should maybe have a round up of the Beats (i.e. pre-hippy bohemians) still alive. Given their lifestyles the main lot pegged out ages back, Kerouac, Kesey, Ginsberg and even young pretenders like Richard Brautigan (suicide 1984). A latter day addition to their ranks, William (Dr Rat) Kotzwinkle is still going in his early seventies and creaming it with his best-selling kids books on Walter the Farting Dog.
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Posted 01 June 2011 - 11:37 AM

We should maybe have a round up of the Beats (i.e. pre-hippy bohemians) still alive. Given their lifestyles the main lot pegged out ages back, Kerouac, Kesey, Ginsberg and even young pretenders like Richard Brautigan (suicide 1984). A latter day addition to their ranks, William (Dr Rat) Kotzwinkle is still going in his early seventies and creaming it with his best-selling kids books on Walter the Farting Dog.


Well, Lawrence Ferlinghetti is still alive for one, 92 this year. One of those people I keep forgetting is still with us, not like a Beat poet to make his 90s!

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Posted 01 June 2011 - 01:18 PM

Kotzwinkle has two years of birth 38 and 43, very alternative. I'd lay money on the earlier one being right, he was publishing in the late sixties and no youngster when The Fan Man and Dr Rat made him a cult hero. He's banked decent money on the back of the novel rights to E.T. and the Farting Dog books, so probably lives fairly well.
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Posted 06 June 2011 - 07:56 PM

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Posted 07 June 2011 - 09:24 PM

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 05:17 PM

Someone who I think would make prime DL material, and who I'm amazed to see has barely been mentioned before is travel writer Patrick Leigh Fermor...

He made my DDP final 30, if it's any consolation. As did the unselected 92(allegedly)-year-old Egon Ronay, who has, as far as the search function indicates, never once been mentioned here.

Patrick Leigh Fermor has died, thankfully chosen by me this time (damn and blast the other team that picked him).

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 06:56 PM

Patrick Leigh Fermor has died, thankfully chosen by me this time (damn and blast the other team that picked him).

A most interesting chap.


An inspiration to myself - I'm very sorry, but hardly surprised, to hear he has gone. His books were always hugely enjoyable and informative to read.



Also, yet another DDP shortlisted chappie or chappess who has gone ahead of the lot I chose. Ye gads, it's a shocker of a year.

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 04:11 PM

I might report this just as well in the Dead Dutch topic, but since he has an entry (a sloppy bit of work, btw) in Wikipedia, I'll do it here.

Dutch author Heere Heeresma died yesterday, aged 79.

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As far as I know not much of his work has been translated in English, although his novel Een dagje naar het strand was made into a film, of which the screenplay was written by one of our favourites, Roman Polanski.

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 06:17 AM

106 year-old Indian author K.D. Sethna has died at the age of 106
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Posted 03 July 2011 - 09:54 PM

Francis King dead at 88
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Posted 08 July 2011 - 02:59 AM

Romantic novelist Emma Blair has died.He was 69 (yes it really is a he)
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 10:51 PM

Yorkshiremen (and women), deserve a thread of their own. Also there are quite a lot who are approaching that time. Even Parkinson, the doyen of the lot, can't be that far off now. Geoff Boycott has had cancer I believe. Fred Trueman has gone quiet. Stan Barstow and Alan Silllitoe are just aboutb written up and Keith Waterhouse soon will be. Dickie Bird has simply lost it. Mollie Sugden has taken Thora Hird's mantle as next in line.

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 07:49 AM

Just read the post above, since when was the late and great Alan Sillitoe a Yorkshireman?
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Posted 02 August 2011 - 09:15 AM

Just read the post above, since when was the late and great Alan Sillitoe a Yorkshireman?

Oh all right, since never clever Dick. It's a long time ago since I read his autobiography but I had it in my head he was brought up in Sheffield. Anyway since it's the day after Yorkshire day I was wondering, did Yorkshire folk ever get their own thread? There's a few more famous Yorkshire folk than there are famous names from Cumbria which gave us the odd poet, a climber, a mad taxi driver and a horse that likes chips as far as I can see.
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Posted 02 August 2011 - 09:46 AM

Just read the post above, since when was the late and great Alan Sillitoe a Yorkshireman?

Oh all right, since never clever Dick. It's a long time ago since I read his autobiography but I had it in my head he was brought up in Sheffield. Anyway since it's the day after Yorkshire day I was wondering, did Yorkshire folk ever get their own thread? There's a few more famous Yorkshire folk than there are famous names from Cumbria which gave us the odd poet, a climber, a mad taxi driver and a horse that likes chips as far as I can see.


How about a general North of England writers\artist thread - the It's Grim Reaper Up North thread?
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Posted 02 August 2011 - 03:27 PM

Aye, reet, now we're yammerin'
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Posted 02 August 2011 - 06:57 PM

Yorkshiremen (and women), deserve a thread of their own. Also there are quite a lot who are approaching that time. Even Parkinson, the doyen of the lot, can't be that far off now. Geoff Boycott has had cancer I believe. Fred Trueman has gone quiet. Stan Barstow and Alan Silllitoe are just aboutb written up and Keith Waterhouse soon will be. Dickie Bird has simply lost it. Mollie Sugden has taken Thora Hird's mantle as next in line.

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Eebagum, Stan Barstow's not feeling reet gradely, he's kicked t'bucket, lad.



Bugger, he was going to be on my list for next year.

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1. Rev Billy Graham.2. Zsa Zsa Gabor 3. Prince Philipp Duke of Edinburgh 4. Sam Simon 5. Kirk Douglas 6. Fidel Castro 7. Stepehn Hawking 8. Pele 9.Lupita Tovar
10.Ron Moody 11. Jean Alexander 12. George Blake 13. Peter Sallis 14. Valerie Harper 15.Mohamed Ali 16. Brain Cant 17. Gretel Bergman 18. Pat Priest
19. Stuart Hall 20. Jaques Rivette 21. Anthony Booth 22. Nigel Lawson 23. Buzz Aldrin 24. Kenneth Anger 25. Al Molinaro 26. Clive James 27. Tamara Press 28. Izzy Young
29. Zara Nutley 30. Caroline Aherne 31. Cyril Frankel 32. Olivia de Haviland 33. Hywel Bennet 34. SugarPie De Santo 35. William Barrington-Coupe 36. Christiana F. 37. Peter Sutcliffe
38. Dave Swarbick 39. Rene Angelil 40. Vincent Bugliosi 41. Helmut Scmidt 42. Gro Harlem Brundtland 43. Christopher Wenner 44. Clare Torry 45. irving Kanarek 46. Russ Tamblyn
47. Movita Castenada. 48. Klaus Rainer Rohl 49. Desmond Tutu 50. Akinwale Arobieke


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Posted 03 August 2011 - 07:50 AM

Just read the post above, since when was the late and great Alan Sillitoe a Yorkshireman?

Oh all right, since never clever Dick. It's a long time ago since I read his autobiography but I had it in my head he was brought up in Sheffield. Anyway since it's the day after Yorkshire day I was wondering, did Yorkshire folk ever get their own thread? There's a few more famous Yorkshire folk than there are famous names from Cumbria which gave us the odd poet, a climber, a mad taxi driver and a horse that likes chips as far as I can see.


How about a general North of England writers\artist thread - the It's Grim Reaper Up North thread?

Wot, wi Cumbrians and Lancastrians lahk? Not sure abaht that. Watters different on t'other side a t'Pennines. Yorkshire, being biggest county whit fowk whit biggest 'eads int used to sharing owt, but for missen ah wouldn't begrudge a northern thread.
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Posted 27 August 2011 - 05:27 PM

Stetson Kennedy, best known for his explosive completely-made-up 1954 book "I Rode with the Ku Klux Klan", has died at 94.
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Posted 20 September 2011 - 07:43 AM

Discovered yesterday that J.T. Edson is still going. Quite likely to get some broadsheet coverage when the time comes, if only because quite a lot of journalists and others who have got to know anything about him develop a grudging respect for the man. Writer of more pulp westerns than most of his fans can usefully count, he's worth celebrating because:

a: He lived in the midlands and sold shed-loads of western novels to US readers.

b: When interviewed at the end of the last century he uttered the immortal phrase "I reckon writing deep books is over-rated."
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