Madeleine L’Engle, Rest In Peace

New York Times: Madeleine L’Engle, who in writing more than 60 books, including childhood fables, religious meditations and science fiction, weaved emotional tapestries transcending genre and generation, died Thursday in Connecticut. She was 88.

May she rest in peace. Oh, how I loved A Wrinkle In Time, A Wind In The Door, and A Swiftly Tilting Planet when I was child. Those were some of my favorite books, and my sister’s, too, I believe.

The book used concepts that Ms. L’Engle said she had plucked from Einstein’s theory of relativity and Planck’s quantum theory, almost flaunting her frequent assertion that children’s literature is literature too difficult for adults to understand. She also characterized the book as her refutation of ideas of German theologians.

I love it. Children’s literature is too difficult for adults to understand. Brilliant.

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