Winter 2004 • Vol. XXVI No. 1 Editor's Notes |

Editor’s Notes

What will follow is a series of celebratory announcements. But as I write these notes we have received the unhappy news of George Plimpton's death. And so it seems fitting to pause, to interject a salute in his memory. Urbane, self-deprecating, fun, and very, very funny, y George Plimpton was a marvelous writer and, as editor of the Paris Review, one of the most influential figures in American literature for the last generation. George was a most welcome guest at last autumn's Kenyon Review Award for Literary Achievement. He enjoyed the food and drink, enjoyed the company—and the rest of us enjoyed the wit of his remarks. Preparations for a fiftieth anniversary gala for Paris were well advanced at the time of his death. The event must now be bittersweet, but there is all the more to celebrate in his personal achievements and those of his magazine. During the winter of 1994 The Kenyon Review skated perilously close to extinction. A financial crisis nearly forced us to close our

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David H. Lynn is the editor emeritus of The Kenyon Review, a professor of English, and special assistant to the president of the college. He was the editor of the Review from 1994 to 2020. As an author, he received a 2016 O. Henry Award for "Divergence." His latest collection, Children of God: New & Selected Stories, was published in 2019 by Braddock Avenue Books.

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Editor’s Notes

By David H. Lynn

What will follow is a series of celebratory announcements. But as I write these notes we have received the unhappy news of George Plimpton's death. And so it seems fitting […]

Editor’s Notes

By David H. Lynn

What will follow is a series of celebratory announcements. But as I write these notes we have received the unhappy news of George Plimpton's death. And so it seems fitting […]

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