Edge People

The New York Review published some seventy-five reviews and essays by Tony Judt (1948–2010) between 1993 and 2012. The following is an extract from “Edge People,” one of a series of short memoirs and reflections he composed beginning in 2009, after he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; they were later collected in The Memory Chalet (2010). “Edge People,” which appeared in the March 25, 2010, issue, may be read in full at www.nybooks.com/50/Judt.

The following is an extract from “Edge People,” one of a series of short memoirs and reflections he composed beginning in 2009, after he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; they were later collected in The Memory Chalet (2010).

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