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Wiesel is a messenger to mankind; his message is one of peace, atonement and human dignity. His belief that the forces fighting evil in the world can be victorious is a hard-won belief.

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The message is in the form of a testimony, repeated and deepened through the works of a great author. Max Ritvo gained literary renown through his poems about the cancer he had been living with since age Your mouth flaps open and your eyes roll up in a very goofy way. You turn blue like Violet Beauregarde in the Willy Wonka movie.

Then worms eat you. Ritvo died of his cancer this August at the age of 25—just a few days before, he had been writing, tweeting—and the literary world, seeing plainly the early loss of a significant talent, continues to mourn him deeply. The kooky Canadian novelist, whose novel Shoeless Joe was adapted into the beloved film Field of Dreams , died in September at age His robust writing career—he published many books, and was known for his love of baseball and magical realism—was stalled for thirteen years after Kinsella sustained a head injury in , but he had begun writing again in recent years.

His final work, Russian Dolls , was published this month. She is celebrated for writing complex stories that dive deep into social issues, usually centered on the lives and experiences of black women—as in The Women of Brewster Place , which was adapted into a mini-series produced by and starring Oprah Winfrey. They loved it, and published it, and he won a O. Henry Award for it, and suddenly he was a short story writer, eventually publishing three collections. Punchy, but never pulpy, prose. A fear of God not spun by empty sermons but from years experiencing the spittle of real life.

Jones looked to the obscene and the ornery. He gave them his first-person, and let them shout and curse. The novel is about the possibility of immortality, but it is much more about death, a subject that Babbitt felt should not be hidden from children. And why adults think they have to hide all of that stuff—I think are quite wrong.

Leonard Cohen may be best known as a musician, but of course he was also a poet and a novelist, and his literary work is as wonderful, if not quite as famous, as his music. He died in November at age 82, less than a month after the release of his final album, You Want It Darker.

Irish master of the short story William Trevor died in November at the age of For one, D. Trevor concerned himself with privacy, solitude. He concerned himself with fragility, too.

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Not that the binge drinking helped or anything. She outlived him by over 40 years. Ernest always liked space. No one touched it during the remainder of the ceremony. It seemed to me that Ernest would have approved of it all. What to know: Charlotte and Emily were buried with the rest of their family near where their regular pew was in the church where their father was curate it has since been torn down and rebuilt.

Follow the direction of the sign until you reach the sector 21 sign. Turn right at this sign and head towards the wall. Turn left when you get to the wall and walk until you reach the end of the sector also marked by a sign. Her grave sat unmarked until Alice Walker went looking for it in , eventually tracing her to Fort Pierce, to a neglected and unused cemetery.

Tall weeds choke the dirt road and scrape against the sides of the car. As far as I can see there is nothing but bushes and weeds, some as tall as my waist.

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What to know: The headstone inscription is in Anglo Saxon, which he taught at the National Library in Buenos Aires he met his wife in class. It is a calm, unostentatious cemetery, with single graves mostly of famous people, the very opposite in tone to the Recoleta in Buenos Aires in which baroque and gothic-windowed family vaults do battle with the rococo and the overadorned. In death, his grave did not make him an Argentine hero, but rather the husband of a woman he had loved for the last decade or more of his life. The cover of the book is coherent with the contents and is best understood through that.

I am not just a person who goes around peeing on tombs, but a writer with a serious oeuvre. Anyone who is offended by this is very short-sighted. Borges was a giant as a writer but I feel complete contempt for him as a citizen. As an old man, almost blind, he came to meet the dictator Pinochet in the days when he was busy killing. What to know: Tolkien is buried with his wife, Edith Mary Tolkien, who predeceased him by two years.

What to know: Highsmith was cremated after her death; of the ceremony, biographer Andrew Wilson wrote:. Her friends chose a simple white blouse for her from which the lace had been removed.

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A dozen mourners gathered at the hospital in the mortuary room where Pat lay in an open casket, before driving to the cemetery in Bellinzona. His urn is interred here. Joyce died in Zurich in unexpectedly, after undergoing surgery for a perforated ulcer. Otherwise Ireland had no part in the funeral. When will he decide to come out? Joyce was originally buried in a normal grave; it was in on Bloomsday, naturally that the cemetery unveiled the bronze, life-size statue of Joyce, which had been created by sculptor Milton Hebald. No marble, no conventional phrase, On limestone quarried near the spot By his command these words are cut:.

She is buried next to her father.

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It was a quiet, shaded lane. The fog had lifted, but the day was not bright. There was not a soul around. I raised the slim iron latch of the wooden gate, which was overgrown with creepers, and went around the old Norman church with its characteristic East Anglian round tower. Round-tower churches are rare in England now, except in Norfolk and Suffolk. Flowers were in bloom all over, and there was in particular a profusion of foxgloves. I searched. Finally, coming around the chancel, I saw S.

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There he is, I thought. The teacher I never knew, the friend I met only posthumously. The erasures put him into a peculiar timelessness. Along the top of the gravestone was a row of smooth small stones in different shades of brown and gray. There was a little space on the left.

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I picked up a stone from the ground and added it to the row. Then I knelt down. What to know: Her grave is in the shape of the book: on the front, her photo and essential details; on the back, her selected works; on the spine, some of her best. When we were together we bent our wills so firmly to the requirements of this common task that even at the moment of parting we still thought as one. That which bound us freed us; and in this freedom we found ourselves bound as closely as possible. The life lines of the cosmogram represent the lives of Hughes and Schomburg—beginning in Missouri and Puerto Rico, respectively, and meeting in Harlem.

In the end she was buried beside him in Highgate.

What to know: That blank scroll sure is cheeky, considering. I assume the offering of salt in the above photo is meant to make him feel closer to the sea. As it turns out , in her will, she bequeathed her entire estate to Martin Luther King Jr. But there was another stipulation: should anything happen to King, her will specified, her estate should go to the NAACP.

What to know: Dickinson is buried with her sister Lavinia, whom we have to thank for her current ubiquity, as well as her parents and paternal grandparents. In this case, the living novelist is Heidi W. What to know: Neruda is buried next to his wife, Matilde Urrutia, in the garden of his home, now known as Casa de Isla Negra, one of three houses Neruda kept in Chile. What to know: When F. Scott Fitzgerald died, Zelda tried to have him buried in the Fitzgerald family plot, in St.

She bought a single plot—so when she died, eight years later, she had to be buried on top of him they took out his casket, made the hole deeper, then put both back in , which honestly, after how he squashed her career, serves him right. In , their daughter Scottie had her parents moved to the family plot at St. His true monument, of course, is everywhere. Somewhere in the cosmos along with all the planets inhabited by humanoids, reptiloids, fishoids, walking treeoids, and superintelligent shades of the color blue, there was also a planet entirely given over to ballpoint life forms.

And it was to this planet that unattended ballpoints would make their way, slipping away quietly through wormholes in space to a world where they knew they could enjoy a uniquely ballpointoid lifestyle, responding to highly ballpoint-oriented stimuli, and generally leading the ballpoint equivalent of the good life. During the ceremony, Alfred Dreyfus yes, of the Dreyfus Affair—Zola was a supporter was shot in the arm by journalist Louis Gregori in an assassination attempt.

His elaborate re-interment ceremony was presided over by then-French president Jacques Chirac. What to know: Harper Lee was buried in her family plot, next to her parents and sister.

The funeral was private and quiet, but from the sounds of it, the whole town mourned. I care about it all. It takes too much energy not to care. The why of why we are here is an intrigue for adolescents. The how is what must command the living which is why I have lately become an insurgent again.