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April 17, 2009

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I like that adaptation of one Dylan (Thomas) to another (Bob): to "rage against the dying of the lyric."
The whole concept of retirement -- and withdrawal from the public eye -- seems increasingly foreign, for economic reasons no doubt but also because we venerate youth and imitate young people. Think of the Rolling Stones in their sixties imitating themselves as they were in their twenties.

David,

Thanks for your comment. I knew you'd pick up the Dylan Thomas connection.

I've just pre-ordered "A Fine Romance." I can't wait to read it and to encourage others to buy it as well.

Larry

i understand the sentiment i think but why would you want him to "be pessimistic about the world and still be struggling to find love" in old age.surley thats selfish fandom of the highest order.lets hope he wakes up and sees the sunny side of life and finds the love of his life in old age then gives up the fags and starts warbling like a meadow lark :)

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