I should have mentioned this a week or so ago ... the French Surrealist writer Julien Gracq has died:

Julien Gracq, décédé samedi à Angers à l'âge de 97 ans, figurait parmi les très grands écrivains francais, auteur de 19 ouvrages nourris de romantisme allemand, de fantastique et de surréalisme.

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  1. see also: Douglas Johnson's Christmas Eve obituary in the Guardian:

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