So whom are you mourning among the famous people who recently died?
I’m mourning Peter Linehan and Juan Marsé.
Linehan once made the publishers retract a Spanish edition of one of his books because the writing was so bad. He always prided himself on the beauty of his language. A true scholar, an erudite, and an example to all Hispanists.
Juan Marsé is one of the best Spanish novelists of the second half of the twentieth century. And it’s saying a lot because there are so many great ones.