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Dead authors return bearing new words of wisdom
Published in 5-12-2017
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In December, a book lover's thoughts turn naturally to the great writers we've lost during the year - from John Ashbery to Lillian Ross, Kate Millett and more. If there's any solace to be had, it might be in new books that periodically appear from authors no longer with us. These works could be collections of pieces that ran in various publications or not-quite-finished manuscripts massaged by an editor or, occasionally, brand-new stories that never found a home. Thanks to literary executors and eager publishers, the titles in this fall's Dead Authors Returned Society include: Jenny Diski, "The Vanishing Princess: Stories" Diski died last year after a long bout with cancer, which her memoir "In Gratitude" chronicled.