18208Re: Farewell, Lloyd Alexander
- May 21, 2007Thank you very much for posting this. I hadn't heard. A truly great
--- In email@example.com, Jason Fisher <visualweasel@...> wrote:
> Not quite mythopoeic, but close enough. I'm sure at least some of
you will remember Lloyd Alexander's works -- especially his Prydain
Cycle, set in a kind of idealized Wales with a backdrop drawn from
the Mabinogion -- with as much fondness as I do ...
> A great loss.
> ----- Forwarded Message ----
> From: Jennifer Jaroch <jenjaroch@...>
> To: Jason Fisher <visualweasel@...>
> Sent: Friday, May 18, 2007 1:13:28 PM
> Subject: I'm sorry to deliver this news, honey
> Author Lloyd Alexander Dead at 83
> May 18, 11:19 AM EST
> The Associated Press
> PHILADELPHIA -- Lloyd Alexander, a prolific writer of children's
> including the five-book series "The Chronicles of Prydain," died
> He was 83.
> Alexander died at his home in the Philadelphia suburb of Drexel
> Jennifer Abbots, spokeswoman for his publishing company, Henry Holt
> For Young Readers. He had cancer, she said.
> The final book in his Prydain series, "The High King," won the
> from the American Library Association in 1969, being recognized as
> children's book of the year. Another book in the series, "The Black
> Cauldron," was named a runner-up for the medal in 1966, a status
> as a Newbery Honor Book.
> His final novel, "The Golden Dream of Carlo Chuchio," is scheduled
> published by Holt in August. The publisher described it as an
> the tradition of Middle Eastern folk tales.
> Alexander joined the Army at the start of World War II and got much
> training in Wales. His experiences in the area inspired many of his
> He met Janine Denni, whom he married in 1946, while attending the
> of Paris. She died two weeks before he did, Holt said in a
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