Simon Gray, Drinker, Squabbler, Playwright


Heterosexual English playwright Simon Gray has died. Headlines the Independent: “Simon Gray, smoker and playwright, dies aged 71.” (Also: “The writer, who had suffered from aneurysms and prostate cancer, began smoking at the age of seven.”) His work, notes the Guardian, “summed up … a whole tribe of emotionally undernourished Englishmen.”

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