August 07, 2010



I adored Tony Judt, too. Just a few months ago he bothered to send me a short email telling me how much he appreciated knowing that he had far flung readers. I'm not a famous person.
And he bothered. I will print it and frame it. I was so moved.

ivan e

Indeed a giant loss ... reading his books makes you reflect on what it should be to be a human.


I agree with you on all points. The only good thing about ALS is that it runs its course fairly quickly. How very sad.


Oh my God--this is the first I heard of it. What a loss to those of us who are writers, as Sheila says. And I had just discovered him.

Maybe we should comfort ourselves by saying that at least he is at peace. I dreaded what he was going to have to go through.


I agree fully with your comments. I never met him but also felt a bond to him through my deep connection with his wise words and sensibility.

aşk sözleri

I'm so sorry ... a great loss

Frank Tempone

Chauncey Mabe called his essays his personal graduate program.


I did know him personally and you are right to admire him. I was one of his students at NYU. A brave and brilliant person. This is such a loss to the field of history.

Judith markoff hansen

I am sitting reading Reappraisals and thinking how much we have lost in losing Tony Judt. We humans don't have a lot of backups to fill his void. Not all people are replaceable.
I can only hope that somewhere there are other huge hearted, wise and brilliant people who will come forth and take up where he has left off. They will be his best legacy.
And to his dear family I can only say thank you for letting us share him too.

Sean S.

Postwar already had a permanent place in my book collection. Sad news.

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