March 17, 2009

RIP james purdy

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From the NYT: “James Purdy, whose dark, often savagely comic fiction evoked a psychic American landscape of deluded innocence, sexual obsession, violence and isolation, died Friday in Englewood, N.J. He was 94 and lived in Brooklyn Heights.”

Dark, savagely comic, deluded innocence, sexual obsession, violence—all of those things sound good to me. I have to admit I hadn’t heard of Purdy before CK emailed me this article yesterday, but I’d definitely like to check him out now.