Remembering Joan Didion: A Star-Studded Goodbye

From a New York Times story by Jacob Bernstein headlined “A Star-Studded Goodbye to All That”:

“I know why we try to keep the dead alive,” the actress Vanessa Redgrave said, speaking from a lectern at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in Manhattan, where she was accompanied by her son-in-law, the movie star Liam Neeson. “We try to keep them alive in order to keep them with us.”