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As you'd expect, his centennial is the occasion for festschrifts, festivals ( "Beckett festival" no longer sounds oxymoronic) and reminscences from friends and acquaintances who hadn't already weighed in, and from some who had.
With that in mind, the Berkeley Daily Planet is hereby launching what we might call the â€œMolly Ivins Festschrift.â€ A festschrift is defined by Merriam-Webster as â€œa volume of writings by different authors presented as a tribute or memorial especially to a scholar.â€ Academics are wont to create festschrifts on the occasion of a revered colleagueâ€™s 60th birthday, for example.
Man was the opposite of stupid), but his ghost took something down with it and disrupted a type of mourning that should have produced considerable and worthy festschrifts, a festival of thought commemorating an unprecedented insistence on rigor and recollection.