Saturday, September 08, 2007

R.I.P. Madeleine L'Engle

Madeleine L'Engle has died. I remember when I first discovered this author and first read A Wrinkle in Time. She died Thursday of natural causes at the age of 88. We mourn her passing.



Episcopal Life


New York Magazine


Guardian Unlimited


The genre's lost one of its most important figures: a wonderful woman who led children by the hand as she nurtured in them a lifelong love of science-fiction. She'll be missed.

SFScope has an article.

SFSignal reports.

Religion News Blog:

“Why does anybody tell a story?” Ms. L’Engle once asked, even though she knew the answer.

“It does indeed have something to do with faith,” she said, “faith that the universe has meaning, that our little human lives are not irrelevant, that what we choose or say or do matters, matters cosmically.”

Obit Magazine

obit from Siris

Claw of the Conciliator has a couple of links. and a later post with more links.


Nothing was enough for L'Engle. As an author, she danced with demanding philosophical questions and toyed with quantum physics. She wrote about faith with devotion, dabbled in ethics, psychology, myth, art, politics and nature. And she blended everything into stories that describe the crushing complexity of a child's life in this century. Her books are timeless, but at the same time contemporary. She made art for children, real art.

A video tribute from NPR.


GetReligion has a post with a personal touch.

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