Wednesday, 19 September 2012

In Memoriam: Louis Simpson

The BBC web site has announced the death at the age of 89 of the US poet and writer Louis Simpson (1923-2012).  Best known to Hogg scholars for his 1962 book James Hogg: A Critical Study, which for a long time was the most substantial monograph on Hogg, Louis Simpson was a Pulitzer-Prize winning poet, whose work was admired by Seamus Heaney and others.  Further details on his career can be found at

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