Sunday, February 26, 2006

Frederick Busch (1941-2006)

Novelist Frederick Busch has died -- at age64, much too soon. Here's an obit. "I'd like to be remembered as a really honest, minor writer of the 20th century," he once said. He may well do better than that.

1 comment:

  1. That's a very modest comment of Busch's. I just read the opposite on Galley Cat: The World according to Kate.

    Taken from the Galley Cat posting, these are a couple of the comments that this author apparently made about herself:

    - "I'm not just another writer. I don't think people understand my relationship with this city, and they don't understand what I've achieved."

    - "There is not another woman writer in Southern California who sits between Bellow and Conrad next to Hemingway and Kafka. I have the most literary stature, certainly, of any woman in Southern California."

    I won't post her surname as I am sure she is so famous that you'll know her without. (I'd never heard of her before today.)