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Albert Murray

Albert Murray (AP Photo/Suzanne Mapes)
Albert Murray (AP Photo/Suzanne Mapes)

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August 23, 2013 "Death is never an easy situation to deal with but just like Jesus referred to his good friend Lazarus as being "asleep" in death. That's the viewpoint that we need to have and we will be able to cope with not only the loss of Mr. Murray, but the loss and grief that we experience when we loose our loved ones." - (NC)
August 21, 2013 "Several years ago I had the honor of interviewing Mr. Murray at his home. In the midst of our talk he glanced up and pointed across the room at a massive bookshelf lining one wall. "Get that book for me," he said, pointing. Mystified, I walked over and, following his directions, got the book in question and walked back. "Go to page" something, he said. When I got there, he began reciting the words I was reading. He recited the entire page. Mr. Murray later allowed me to meet him at the Strand Bookstore, where he told me several books I must read, including Andre Malraux's "Man's Fate," one of the most moving and evocative books I have ever digested. Meeting and spending even that little time with Mr. Murray - even now I can't imagine calling him anything else - was a seminal moment in my development as a writer and a human being. Our world is smaller with him gone." - Clem Richardson (Brooklyn, NY)
August 21, 2013 "I am deeply sorry to here about the loss of your loved one. Fortunately though bible speaks about a time when there will be no more pain or suffering." - joe belagio johnson (Atlanta, GA)
August 21, 2013 "Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always." - (OH)
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Obituary for Albert Murray
NEW YORK (AP) - Albert Murray, the influential novelist and critic who celebrated black culture, scorned black separatism and was once praised by...
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