Monday, December 23, 2019

He told us what he thought …

… John Simon, 1925–2019 by James Panero | The New Criterion. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

John made a career out of criticizing the vicissitudes of stage and screen—of books, music, movies, theater, and just about every cultural space in between. His extensive writings have been collected in some dozen books, most recently a three-volume set from Applause Books extending over two thousand pages. That his latest review appears in the very same issue as his obituary speaks to how dedicated he was to his craft. He was a critic to the end and the last of a generation.

1 comment:

  1. “Chasing Nabokov” by John Simon
    Editors’ note: John Simon, who died on November 24, 2019, was working on this review at the time of his death.