9 New Books That Carry on the Spirit of Their Deceased Authors

9 New Books That Carry on the Spirit of Their Deceased Authors

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Posthumously published books are a bittersweet sort of thing. It’s like time and life carry on whether the author is around or not. It’s just plain sad, but then there’s the brighter side. Before their time was up these author’s gave us one more piece of joy to remember them by. And if that ain’t beautiful, I don’t know what is.   The last year or two have had some big posthumous books that caught our attention and have us happy yet missing, pleased yet pondering. Washington Post collected some of the great authors who walked the earth with us …

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Sam Shepard Has Died

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Playwright Sam Shepard Has Died

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Sam Shepard passed away Thursday due to complications of Lou Gehrig’s disease. Known primarily as a trailblazing surrealist playwright, Shepard pushed boundaries of what it means to live in America in plays like “True West” (1980) and “Fool for Love” (1983).   via Taddlr   Shepard received the 1979 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for “Buried Child.” The play deconstructs the concept of the “American Dream” and the dissolution of the traditional nuclear family.   via The New York Times   Shepard was also familiar to moviegoers with roles in films like “The Right Stuff,” for which he received a Best …