Lawrence Ferlinghetti (March 24, 1919 – February 22, 2021)
The New York Times Book Review turns 125 this year. The front page of the first edition published in October 1896 carried a story about the condition of Oscar Wilde who was serving the final year of his jail sentence.
This is the best piece of writing I have read about the events of last week.
‘In Lyon, this street from the snowball fight is still there. It still looks basically identical: the trees, the buildings. I am staring at it now on my computer screen, and in my mind I am already planning a trip, imagining a pilgrimage, in some unrecorded future” – Sam Anderson