by Evander Lomke on
AMHF mourns the death of David Castronovo. A steadfast supporter of AMHF, Dr. Castronovo was the author or editor of eleven books of literary criticism on subjects ranging from Edmund Wilson and Thornton Wilder to popular classics of the 1950s to “The American Gentleman” to “Blokes: The Bad Boys of British Literature.” Dr. Castronovo was a cultured, witty, and brave soul who, with unwavering dignity and no complaint, endured untold physical hardships. He wrote like an angel. We at AMHF extend condolences to the immediate family: Valenice Castronovo; Alan Waxman, Esq.; and Olivia Waxman. May this great man rest in peace.