Thursday, July 10, 2008

Thomas M. Disch

Ugh! Another great writer dead. Another great writer who I only just heard of upon his passing. At this rate, I'll be reading until the year 2500!

As a tribute, feel free to pitch in the names of some of your favorite lesser-known authors in the comments: those people who you think should be more widely known. I'll throw in a few:

Dawn Powell (one of the greatest American satirists)

Jim Thompson (although, he's starting to come back, still not a household name)

Breece D'J Pancake (one book. But, goddamn, what a book!)

John Fante (I'm still amazed that his books ever went out of print)

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