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Humanist Archives: Dec. 22, 2019, 10:25 a.m. Humanist 33.516 - John F. Burrows (1928-2019)

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 516.
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        Date: 2019-12-22 10:00:14+00:00
        From: Jan Rybicki 
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 33.495: John F. Burrows (1928-2019)

     This is sad news indeed. And to think I had the honour to finally
     meet John in person only TWO WEEKS ago in Newcastle! He was not very
     frail at all, and extremely lucid, and I wish I have half of his
     memory and wit when I'm anywhere close to his age. He gave a funny
     and self-deprecating short survey of stylometry at Newcastle to the
     Digital Research Across the Humanities 2019 symposium. Then we
     talked. At the end of our conversation, he said, "Well, Jan, we'll
     probably not meet again". I, of course, disagreed, not out of
     politeness: I was absolutely certain I'll make it back Down Under
     before he goes... Once more, like in stylometry, John Burrows was
     right - sadly, this time.
     We usually say that, but it is 100% true in his case: his work
     lives on.

     My heart goes out to his family, friends and collaborators.
     Jan Rybicki

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