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Babbler # 2534

posted 02 February 2004 11:01 AM      Profile for lagatta     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I didn't know whether to put this column in arts and culture or feminism. Novelist Olivia Goldsmith, who wrote the popular "get even" story First Wives Club and other funny pop fiction with a hint of feminism, died at the age of 54 from complications from cosmetic surgery.
From: Se non ora, quando? | Registered: Apr 2002  |  IP: Logged
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posted 02 February 2004 02:46 PM      Profile for Timebandit     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
That is so sad.

I'm deathly afraid of hospitals, and I have a thing about looking at risks and benefits with any medical procedure -- there is no way anybody could talk me into taking a chance on cosmetic surgery. I'm taking my laugh lines as signs of a life well lived.

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Rebecca West
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posted 03 February 2004 09:47 AM      Profile for Rebecca West     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I can appreciate the tragedy, even the irony of Goldsmith's death. I have to say, though, I didn't like the tone of the article. There's a cold smugness, a superior tone that seems to take a certain satisfaction in how she died.
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posted 03 February 2004 06:56 PM      Profile for Anchoress     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Interesting take, Rebecca; I didn't read it that way. To me, the article seemed very angry, as if it had been written by someone who was genuinely bitter that an author (favourite author, maybe?) had lost her life in such a stupid way.

The tone reminded me very much of a friend of mine who was furious *at* her brother after his death by drowning (his own fault, drinking+boating don't mix).

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