Frank Kermode

The Editors

Frank Kermode, who wrote for the LRB from its very first issue, died yesterday in Cambridge.


  • 18 August 2010 at 12:14pm
    A.J.P. Crown says:
    Alan Macfarlane did a long interview with Frank Kermode last year. It's available here.

  • 18 August 2010 at 1:43pm
    Phil Edwards says:
    Nobody can hope for much more than 90 years, but even so I'm very sad to hear this. We've lost a powerful mind, a consistently independent thinker and a great writer.

  • 20 August 2010 at 12:21am
    Louise_M says:
    Heard the news on the radio as we were driving back from Ness on Lewis. Was immediately shocked and sorry. Of course it had to come sometime, but his essays in recent years for the LRB have been so excellent and lucid that one hoped he might go on to the full century undimmed - and that we would have the pleasure of a few more. I remember him at the Edinburgh Book Festival talking about Otello and Othello - the place was packed, the audience enthralled. A great critic and a generous spirit.