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Michael Lowrey has reported the death of author Suzette Haden Elgin.

Date: 2015-02-01 12:22 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] hagsrus
So very sorry for the loss of a dear friend I never met in person.

Date: 2015-01-29 03:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] james-nicoll.livejournal.com
She was ozarque on LJ.

Date: 2015-01-29 03:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] erratio.livejournal.com
This makes me intensely sad. I came to her LJ account late but her posts and the community she fostered were amazing and insightful

Date: 2015-01-29 04:00 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ann1962
She was such a kind woman. My condolences to her family.

Date: 2015-01-29 04:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sienamystic.livejournal.com
Oh, how sad. I really loved reading the Ozark trilogy.

Date: 2015-01-29 04:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wild-patience.livejournal.com
I'm so sad to hear that. I loved her gentle books: the Ozark trilogy, the Native Tongue series, and her non-fiction on ways of speaking.

Date: 2015-01-29 06:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cynthia1960.livejournal.com
All those, and the Communipath books for me as well. I loved hearing about her underground house. I will sorely miss her.

That is so sad

Date: 2015-01-29 04:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dragonet2.livejournal.com
I'm so sorry for her family.

Date: 2015-01-29 04:42 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] submarine-bells.livejournal.com
I'm so sorry to hear that. I knew she was ill from her blog. Her work was something really special.

Date: 2015-01-29 04:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stillnotbored.livejournal.com
I'm so sorry to hear that. I knew she'd been ill a long time.

The very first WisCon I attended I found a free handout of one of Ms. Elgin's poems. She'd taken the names of women SFF poets, many of them new on the scene, and made a poem out of their names.

I was beyond thrilled to find my name there. I hadn't thought anyone was paying attention to my work, let alone Suzette Haden Elgin. I've never forgotten that, or her.
Edited Date: 2015-01-29 04:43 am (UTC)

Date: 2015-01-29 05:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] don-fitch.livejournal.com
I suppose it was Time -- she'd been growing increasingly ill for some years -- but I hate the idea that The Universe is not Fair, or Benificent. She made the world a better place, I think, and I extend thanks to her, and condolences to her family.

Date: 2015-01-29 09:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mmegaera.livejournal.com
Precisely.

Date: 2015-01-29 05:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] leahbobet.livejournal.com
Oh, no. That's heartbreaking. :/

Date: 2015-01-29 05:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] agharta75.livejournal.com
Fuck dementia.

Date: 2015-01-29 05:57 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] rosefox
She was tremendous. What a loss.

Date: 2015-01-29 06:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mme-hardy.livejournal.com
I loved the Ozark trilogy so much; it was unlike any other fantasy I read then. She was a kind and gracious lady, and her LJ reminiscences of marrying a Frenchman and trying to assimilate into 1950s-1960s French culture were wonderful. I was sad that she had so much tragedy at the end of her life.

Date: 2015-01-29 06:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] voidampersand.livejournal.com
I learned so much from her writing. She was so small and gentle and unassuming in person, but what a brilliant mind, and there were so many amazing things she accomplished.

Date: 2015-01-29 07:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tekalynn.livejournal.com
Oh dear. May she rest in peace.

Date: 2015-01-29 08:19 am (UTC)

Date: 2015-01-29 10:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] crazysoph.livejournal.com
I'd heard as many others did about her decline, and am assuming she was extremely dependent at the end. I hope that the people who were caring for her through that time can get support, too.

Crazy(and solemn with a renewed awareness of life's fragility)Soph

Date: 2015-01-29 01:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] david wilford (from livejournal.com)
In addition to her SF/F and writing on verbal aggression, Elgin also was a poet and published other SF/F poets. The last time I saw her was at ICON 32 (the Iowa SF con) where I bought her latest book of poems and had a nice if all too brief conversation with her. She was a very kind and wise person and may she rest in peace. My condolences to her husband and family on their loss.

Date: 2015-01-29 03:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] houseboatonstyx.livejournal.com
I just gifted another year to her paid account. I've been doing this for several years and plan to keep on. The entries and discussions on Ozark English etc are wonderful.

I'd be happy to undertake routine maintenance on the account -- if someone can contact her family and set it up.

Date: 2015-01-29 04:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cynthia1960.livejournal.com
you are a heroine of the revolution, many thanks.

Date: 2015-01-30 03:14 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] liviapenn.livejournal.com

A better option would be for them to email LJ and get her account set to Memorial status, which will prevent it from being deleted for inactivity.

Date: 2015-01-29 03:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ravenskyewalker.livejournal.com
Dementia is beyond unfair. It's heartbreaking that someone who wrote so well about communication could no longer communicate. My condolences to her family.

Date: 2015-01-29 04:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cynthia1960.livejournal.com
This is also another reason I've sorely missed her posts on her LJ. Her insights are treasures.

Date: 2015-02-06 05:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] neowolf2.livejournal.com
It was particularly tragic that the kind of dementia she had, frontotemporal dementia (FTD), attacks the part of the brain involved in "theory of mind", the ability to model and understand what others are thinking. Insight on communication would have been one of the first things to go. It is perhaps a kindness that a FTD sufferer rapidly loses anxiety over their plight.

Date: 2015-01-29 04:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] carbonel.livejournal.com
I always enjoyed reading her LJ; I was so sorry when dementia took her away from that.

Does anyone know what happened to her husband? I remember reading her eldering posts and her worries about caretaking with him.

Date: 2015-01-29 05:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maevele.livejournal.com
I am beyond saddened.

Date: 2015-01-29 06:58 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] al-zorra.livejournal.com
What all of you have commented. :(

Love, C.

Date: 2015-01-29 07:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] icecreamempress.livejournal.com
"I know. But I do not approve. And I am not resigned."

Date: 2015-01-29 10:24 pm (UTC)

Date: 2015-01-29 11:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bruce munro (from livejournal.com)
You know, I'm not sure I've ever read any of her work. Well, no time like the present.

Date: 2015-01-30 04:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ekaterinn.livejournal.com
I read her Native Tongues trilogy this last summer and was saddened to see that she was ill. With her death, the world has lost a great talent and a good person.

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