Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Tony Judt

Here's a very good, appreciative obituary of Tony Judt:
In two books, Judd used lines from Camus as epigraphs: "If there were a party of those who aren't sure they're right, I'd belong to it," and "Every wrong idea ends in bloodshed, but it's always the blood of others." They could stand as the mottoes of his own sadly abbreviated but splendid life's work.

I posted on his attractively written New York Review Blog pieces herehere, here and here. His relatively early death has deprived us of a lot of good writing and thinking, even if I didn't agree with a fair bit of it. It's depressing when we lose someone like him.

1 comment:

worm said...

saw this in the paper yesterday, sad news