Tony Judt: Ill Fares the Land; and Tony Judt: The Memory Chalet

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March 2011, no. 329

Tony Judt: Ill Fares the Land; and Tony Judt: The Memory Chalet

Reviewed by
March 2011, no. 329

Offerings and jeremiads from the stoic Tony Judt

Bruce Grant

 

Ill Fares the Land
by Tony Judt
Allen Lane, $29.95 pb, 238 pp, 9781846143908

 

The Memory Chalet
by Tony Judt
William Heinemann, $45 hb, 240 pp, 9780434020966

 

These two books were written in the last stages of a fatal illness. What is remarkable about them is their poise. They show no signs of anguish, anger, or remorse. They remind us of the discipline of a trained and responsible mind, nimble and true to its calling until the end.

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