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Jenny Diski In Memoriam

By posted at 10:36 am on December 12, 2016 1

“On the outside, she was immaculately poised, always elegantly dressed, with perfectly cut, silver hair; witty, brilliant company, properly opinionated, impatient with compromise or cant, what the book blurbs called ‘fiercely intelligent.’ But this came at a cost.” Jenny Diski‘s husband, the poet Ian Patterson, remembers his wife for The Guardian.

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One Response to “Jenny Diski In Memoriam”

  1. steven augustine
    at 2:23 pm on December 13, 2016

    I’ve read (wolfed down) every single one of the (dozens/ hundreds of?) pieces JD wrote for the LRB … along with In Gratitude and The Sixties. Clear-eyed, honest, fearless and pretenses-shrivellingly witty from beginning to her literal end. I can think of thirty of her colleagues (and a few civilians), off the top of my head, I wish that we could trade for her back.

    A link to JD in fine form:

    http://www.lrb.co.uk/v25/n18/jenny-diski/it-wasnt-him-it-was-her

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