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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

View Postmaryportfuncity, on Jun 1 2011, 09:17 AM, said:

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

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View PostRaskolnikov, on Feb 11 2009, 07:28 PM, said:

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.
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Posted 10 June 2011 - 06:56 PM

View PostTAFKAG, on Jun 10 2011, 06:17 PM, said:

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

View PostGodot, on Dec 3 2005, 01:39 PM, said:

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

View Postmaryportfuncity, on Aug 2 2011, 08:49 AM, said:

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

View PostGodot, on Aug 2 2011, 10:15 AM, said:

View Postmaryportfuncity, on Aug 2 2011, 08:49 AM, said:

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

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 06:57 PM

View PostTAFKAG, on Aug 1 2011, 11:51 PM, said:

View PostGodot, on Dec 3 2005, 01:39 PM, said:

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.

http://ayup.co.uk/laugh/laugh0.html

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Bugger, he was going to be on my list for next year.
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1.Nelson Mandela 2.Margaret Thatcher 3. Jeremy Thorpe 4. Bill Pertwee 5. John Freeman 6.Guenther Grass 7. Oswald Morris 8. Glynis Johns 9. Zizi Jeanmaire 10. April Ashley
11. Allan Arbus 12. Siegfried Lenz 13. Helmut Kohl 14.Walter Scheel 15.Hywel Bennet 16.Clive James 17. Tamara Press 18.Dave Swarbrick 19. Gretel Bergmann 20. Paul Danquah
21. Fenella Fielding 22. Peter Sallis 23. Dannie Abse 24.Ronnie Biggs 25. Jovanka Broz 26. Bernie Nolan 27. Ron Moody 28. Vivian Pickles 29. Dave Davies 30. Nexhmije Hoxha
31. Doris Lessing 32. Henry Morgenthaler 33. Al Molinaro 34.Gil Taylor 35. Denis Healey 36. Gabriel Garcia Marquez 37. George Blake 38. Brian Cant 39. Fidel Castro 40. Kirk Douglas
41. Aretha Franklin 42. Annette Funicello 43.Bob Godfrey 44. Rev Billy Graham 45.Wojiech Jaruzelski 46.Irving Kanarek 47.Hiroo Onoda 48. Reg Pressley 49. Ariel Sharon 50. Duncan Norvelle.

2014 Alternative 50 in no order (10/50)
1. Jeremy Thorpe 2. Rev Billy Graham 3. Wojiech Jaruzelski 4. Stephen Hawking 5. Ron Moody 6. Jimmy Hill 7. Dora Bryan 8. John Freeman 9. Clive James 10. Fidel Castro
11. Gene Reynolds 12. Stuart Hall 13. Guenther Grass 14. Kirk Douglas 15. Oswald Morris 16. George Blake 17. Valerie Harper 18. Peter Sallis 19.Sugar Pie deSanto 20. Dannie Abse
21. Brian Cant 22. Siegfried Lenz 23.Tim O'Connor 24. Tamara Press 25. Ariel Sharon 26. Jacques Rivette 27. Fenella Fielding 28.James Alexander Gordon 29. John Noakes
30. Klaus Rainer Rohl 31. Helmut Kohl 32. Nexhmije Hoxha 33 Richard Kiel 34 Walter Scheel 35. Hywel Bennett 36. Lynne Reid Banks 37. Gretel Bergman 38.Irving Kanarek
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Posted 03 August 2011 - 07:50 AM

View Postthemaninblack, on Aug 2 2011, 10:46 AM, said:

View PostGodot, on Aug 2 2011, 10:15 AM, said:

View Postmaryportfuncity, on Aug 2 2011, 08:49 AM, said:

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 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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