Thursday, 14 April 2011


My obit of Wilfred Sheed is in today's Indy, you can link to it here. To me, he was the quitessential New Yorker writer, just ahead of his time in his Anglo-Americanism: check out any issue now, or the NYRB or Vanity Fair or even the NYTBR to see how heavy the impact of Brits is on the New York version of American culture. The hardest part of writing the obit was actually cutting back on the number of aphorisms I could have used, Sheed was that clever a writer.

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