November 21, 2010 |
Stieg Larsson Our Days in Stockholm: A Memoir of a Friendship Kurdo Baksi, translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson Pegasus Books: 144 pp., $22 What does a writer leave behind? Unfinished work, clues about the creation of his characters, experiences that worked their way into his writing. And, like everyone else, relationships. Kurdo Baksi met Stieg Larsson (author of the trilogy that begins with "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo") in 1992. Larsson was 38 and editor of the leftist magazine Expo.
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January 16, 2002
Arne Larsson, a Swedish heart patient who received the first implanted pacemaker more than 40 years ago, has died at 86. Larsson died Dec. 28 of skin cancer at his home in the Stockholm suburb of Saltsjoe-Duvnaes, his wife, Else-Marie, said Tuesday. Prepared to die in 1958, Larsson always credited his persistent wife and the pioneering spirit of his doctors for what he called his "new life.'
December 11, 1994 |
Pete Sampras and Magnus Larsson will play for the richest prize in tennis after taking vastly different routes Saturday to the final of the Grand Slam Cup. Sampras, No. 1 in the world, took more than three hours and five long sets to beat Goran Ivanisevic. Sampras, the champion here in 1990 and loser last year of another marathon in the semifinals, survived 41 aces by Ivanisevic and prevailed, 5-7, 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 (7-5), 10-8. In today's final for the $1.
January 3, 1991 |
Magnus Larsson of Sweden, who upset top-seeded Boris Becker in the opening round, struggled past Slobodan Zivojinovic of Yugoslavia, 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (10-8), Wednesday to advance to the second round of the Australian Hardcourt Championships at Adelaide, Australia. Larsson kept his composure, saving set points in both sets before putting away the Yugoslav in a match of power hitters.
August 21, 1991 |
Magnus Larsson, a 21-year-old Swede who ranks 56th in the world, upset third-seeded David Wheaton, 6-1, 6-7 (7-2), 7-6 (7-5), in the rain-interrupted first round of the Norstar Bank Hamlet Challenge Cup Tuesday at Commack, N.Y. "It was slow and gritty on the court," Wheaton said. "They say it's supposed to be like the courts at the U.S. Open next week, but it's much slower. If I knew the court was that slow I'd never have played here."
August 15, 1997 |
Top-seeded Pete Sampras was upset by Sweden's Magnus Larsson at the RCA Championships on Thursday in Indianapolis, ending the top-ranked player's winning streak at 13 matches. Larsson, seeded 16th in the tournament and ranked 37th in the world, used a strong serve to eliminate Sampras, 7-6 (8-6), 4-6, 7-6 (7-5). Larsson had 18 aces to Sampras' 11 in the 2-hour 7-minute match. He led, 6-0, in the third-set tiebreaker but wasn't shaken when Sampras rallied to 6-5.