Sunday, December 30, 2007

The King Is Gone.....

.......But He's Not Forgotten


The tributes for the late, great Steve Gilliard continue to pore in.

Ours, with links to others, is here.

There has been a lot of talk in the Bloggodome about the shortcomings of a certain piece on the life and times ofMr. Gilliard in this week's NY Times Magazine.

Thus, we thought we should point you towards a far superior MSM-associated piece.

And it comes from (not-so-Jersey)James Wolcott:

Of all the losses in 2007, Steve's death is the one that suspends lowest from the ceiling, pressing downward force. Other deaths were saddening--Norman Mailer's, Hilly Kristal's, Elizabeth Hardwick's--but they led full, productive lives and left complete inheritances of accomplishment. Steve was still a mind in motion, a power transmitter still extending his reach, and to be deprived of his voice is a neverending series of what ifs and what might have beens and what would Steve have said about this? A sense of incompletion will always nag, in part because no one has been able to fill the role he left behind and probably no one ever will--he left so much behind, but he took so much more with him."

All killer/No filler (or flimsy flackhackery)

Good stuff, no?


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