Friday, September 07, 2007

Madeline L'Engle

Madeline L'Engle has died at the age of 88.

A Wrinkle In Time was one of my go-to books as a kid, I read it over and over. Despite my notable memory problems, I remember large chunks of the book. I still find the explanation of a tesseract, as the ends of cloth meeting one another, incomparably useful.

Madeline L'Engle brought me wonderful characters, extraordinary ideas, and concepts of science and philosophy that didn't talk down to a young mind. To me, she will live forever.

(Cross-posted In Time)