Cory Leonard

Wilfrid Sheed, Man of Letters and Gentle Wit, Dies – NYTimes.com

In career on January 22, 2011 at 12:15 am

Fascinating writer who I am just now discovering. What makes him most intriguing is how he wrote from what he knew and let it inform his critcism. Also, I admire those who cross boundaries–from producing fiction to writing about it as a reviewer.

Mr. Sheed’s characters are almost invariably stricken with an agonized sense of self-awareness, exacerbated by their Roman Catholicism. They all but die of hyperconsciousness, laughing as they go to their fates.

via Wilfrid Sheed, Man of Letters and Gentle Wit, Dies – NYTimes.com.

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