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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Remembering Carol Southern

It has been a steamy summer of unsettled weather here in New York as well as a time of stubborn recalcitrance and lack of progress in the economy and in politics.  But for us in CEA it will always be remembered as the summer we lost our friend Carol Southern.  In her years at Clarkson Potter she was known for editing beautiful books, finely designed and filled with colorful images drawn from life, which actually is a reasonable accurate description of Carol's personality as well.  Not only was Carol a long-time sweet and generous presence in our conversations, she also graciously hosted many CEA meetings in her West Side apartment filled with memories of life with her husband, the dangerously witty Terry Southern.

We miss her already.

1 comment:

  1. Carol was my dream editor, going over every word, transforming our book poemcrazy: freeing your life with words into just what she promised, a beautiful book. What a lovely brilliant loving woman. How I will miss her.
    Susan Wooldridge