Max Apple

MENSCH OF LETTERS: Max Apple remembers Ted Solotaroff, a writer and editor who ?came to mingle with the literary giants of his time and became one of them.?

Writer-Editor Ted Solotaroff, Literary Democrat

Ted Solotaroff, who died August 8 at the age of 80, was, among his many literary virtues, a good writer of obituaries. He had his finger on the pulse of his era, and the press could count on him to sum up the lives and works of key literary figures — Irving Howe, Meyer Schapiro, Allen Ginsburg, Alfred Kazin.