Sunday, September 09, 2007

L'Engle Dies

Author Madeleine L’Engle has died aged 88. She best known for her 1963 children’s classic A Wrinkle in Time which won the Newbery Medal and has sold 8 million copies. Douglas Martin writes her obituary in The New York Times.

The book has the distinction of being one of the most banned book in the United States: she was
... accused by religious conservatives of offering an inaccurate portrayal of God and nurturing in the young an unholy belief in myth and fantasy.
It also began with one of the most famous first lines in literature:
It was a dark and stormy night ...

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