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Alice Munro Is DEAD TO ME

Heartbreaking that she, who wrote one of the best stories about Alzheimer, was suffering from dementia for so long.

I love her work. Anyone elseafanhefe?

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by Anonymousreply 25May 15, 2024 1:45 AM

RIP to one of the world's greatest short story writers. Is that still even a thing?

by Anonymousreply 1May 14, 2024 8:50 PM

[quote] elseafanhefe

Is that a character in Wicked?

by Anonymousreply 2May 14, 2024 9:01 PM

One of the times the Nobel committee got it right! She was a wonder!

by Anonymousreply 3May 14, 2024 9:16 PM

Compelling, amusing, and hard to put down once one starts reading. Brilliant storyteller. No one else like her. Didn't she win a Nobel?

A true loss to the world of contemporary literature.

by Anonymousreply 4May 14, 2024 9:28 PM


[quote] Didn't she win a Nobel?


[quote] One of the times the Nobel committee got it right!

by Anonymousreply 5May 14, 2024 9:36 PM

Sorry for not being perfect r5.

by Anonymousreply 6May 14, 2024 9:40 PM

Damn, I was waiting for (and dreading) this. Wonderful stories that experiment with time and emotions in such a unique way. At least she was able to enjoy her Nobel for a decade, you can tell she got a real kick out of it.

by Anonymousreply 7May 14, 2024 9:50 PM

She was over 90. It would have been nice to expect more but...

by Anonymousreply 8May 14, 2024 9:52 PM

[quote]who wrote one of the best stories about Alzheimer

I did?

by Anonymousreply 9May 14, 2024 9:54 PM

She never did get that novel published.

by Anonymousreply 10May 14, 2024 9:54 PM

[quote] Sorry for not being perfect

It was not you who was not being perfect, r3.

by Anonymousreply 11May 14, 2024 9:58 PM

R10, maybe it was for the best. Her stories her perfection, though, and much better than many novels.

by Anonymousreply 12May 14, 2024 9:59 PM

R12, agreed.

by Anonymousreply 13May 14, 2024 10:06 PM


by Anonymousreply 14May 14, 2024 10:36 PM

I’ll start, R14. It’s not like me to say such things but you are very simply wrong. Wrong. Just plain wrong. Munro’s stories are sublime, insightful, a comfort, alarming, and attuned to the perfect nuance. If readers don’t like her writing, I’m certain the fault lies with them.

by Anonymousreply 15May 14, 2024 11:37 PM

[quote] If readers don’t like her writing, I’m certain the fault lies with them.

R15 has stated his Munro doctrine.

by Anonymousreply 16May 14, 2024 11:38 PM

R14, fair enough. But which contemporary short story writers do you prefer?

by Anonymousreply 17May 15, 2024 12:10 AM

She was an excellent, fabulous and sharp writer. One of my very favorite authors. Loved her.

by Anonymousreply 18May 15, 2024 1:17 AM

R17, I am a huge admirer of William Trevor, whose stories are extraordinarily odd and psychologically penetrating. His prose is peerless, too.

by Anonymousreply 19May 15, 2024 1:21 AM

I loved "Open Secrets."

by Anonymousreply 20May 15, 2024 1:22 AM

Has Jill or Kelly commented?

by Anonymousreply 21May 15, 2024 1:24 AM

R17, I also should have thanked you for your very civil and reasonable response, with inquiry. Thank you.

by Anonymousreply 22May 15, 2024 1:27 AM

R17, Rachel Kushner is also a first-rate fiction writer (including short stories). She's much younger than Munro was--only in her 50s, I believe, but her work is more compelling and beautifully crafted than just about anything I've read. She deserves wider exposure.

by Anonymousreply 23May 15, 2024 1:32 AM

R22, thanks. I like Munro. But I'm always looking for someone new to read!

by Anonymousreply 24May 15, 2024 1:35 AM

Great writer. RIP.

by Anonymousreply 25May 15, 2024 1:45 AM
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