Jim Harrison author of 'Legends of the Fall' dies

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  1. monokakata macrumors 68000

    monokakata

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    He was my favorite writer. I started with Dalva, back in the 90s, and then read his earlier stuff and haven't missed a fiction book. I haven't read all his poetry, though.

    People seem to be talking about him as this bigger-than-life hard-ass tough guy. In many ways he was, I suppose, but he was capable of great wit, nuance, and subtlety. I was fond of his not-a-lot-of-punctuation style, which wasn't for everyone.

    Here's another obit:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/28/a...atedCoverage&region=Marginalia&pgtype=article

    and an appreciation:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/29/b...-region&region=bottom-well&WT.nav=bottom-well
     
  2. aaronvan Suspended

    aaronvan

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    R.I.P. to my fellow Yooper. "The Great Leader" was my favorite book.
     

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