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Denis Dutton, R.I.P.

I know I am not alone today in my sorrow upon learning of the death of Denis Dutton, philosopher, author, and founder and editor of Arts & Letters Daily, perhaps the most literate site on the web.  Arts & Letters culls the best and most iconoclastic literary, political, and philosophical  articles from all over, and is always surprising, even to those of us who read it daily. I have always felt Arts & Letters almost unique in having no discernible political bias. The obituary in the Los Angeles Times’ blog gives no cause of death, but it does provide a typical quote from a Dutton review of The Return of the Ring: “ Toward the end, I found myself desperately cheering on the giant spider in hope of getting home early. Eat Frodo! Eat him!”  Dutton was 66.

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