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...she walked in through the out door.
Thomas M. Disch (2.2.1940 - 4.7.2008)

Ten years ago I first met him at the Elster Con weekend in Leipzig, in June 1998. I was not interested in Science Fiction and just accompanied a friend of mine, a publisher and bookseller. So I never read a line of him before, his name meant nothing to me. On that sunday, strolling around on my own, I accidentally bumped into him at St. Thomas Church and we spent the day together, visited a Max Liebermann exhibition at the Museum of Art, had lunch at Auerbach's Keller and talked a lot about art, imagination & life. For me he was not the famous author and critic then, but one of those rare inspiring and intensive chance acquaintanceships, one of the most versatile and spirited minds I ever met.

Thomas Disch committed suicide three days ago. Independence Day.

Rest in peace, Tom.

Loch Fyne - Argyll 2006

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faust_iii From: faust_iii Date: July 7th, 2008 08:34 pm (UTC) (Link)

warum auch immer ...

... ihr Verlust uns aufgezwungen wird:

Inspiration und Intensität
Begeisterung und Tiefe
sind vom Augenblick der Begegnung an
unverzichtbarer als alle anderen Elixiere des Lebens.

Wenn sie uns entschwinden,
nehmen sie immer ein Stück Leben von uns mit.

Aber immerhin
sind gerade sie unsterblich.

dalaruan From: dalaruan Date: July 8th, 2008 07:35 am (UTC) (Link)

afear'd to hear the worst

Wenn sie uns entschwinden,
nehmen sie immer ein Stück Leben von uns mit.

So ist es. Und wir, die wir zurückbleiben, sind allein mit der Parzivalfrage, die zu fragen wir uns scheuten...but if you be afear'd to hear the worst, then let the worst, unheard, fall on your head. (William Shakespeare, The Life & Death of King John)
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