Read it a few weeks ago, agree it is a bitter sweet read, but he had a wonderful mind and such a loss - have you read The Shepherds Crown yet?Terry Pratchettt: A Life With Footnotes - The Official Biography by Rob Wilkins. A somewhat bitter sweet read: pleasing to find out about the man, saddening to know he's no longer around to write more Discworld stories.
I’m only a few pages into the biography but have decided to stop.Read it a few weeks ago, agree it is a bitter sweet read, but he had a wonderful mind and such a loss - have you read The Shepherds Crown yet?
"My name is Ozymandias, King of kings,Ben Lerner, The Hatred of Poetry
A long essay in which the author argues that poetry is met with contempt, rather than indifference, much more often than other forms of art, and this stems from the fact that poetry promises to deliver some higher truths about the world—but inevitably fails to do so. However, he then turns the argument on its head and uses it to defend the art.
And I just re-read The Silver Mistress by O'Donnell in swedish.
I am a massive fan of his The Mask of Anarchy, enough that I have a few verses on my arm."My name is Ozymandias, King of kings,
Look on my works ye mighty, and despair"
As applicable today as a century and a half ago ...
[Edit] The entire poem is here.
Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley | Poetry Foundation
Sobering observations indeed.