Marion McKeone: ‘Shane was was a poet with a comic gift’
Shane MacGowan the musician and ‘fiercely tender chronicler of love and loss’ was commemorated with glowing tributes across British and US outlets
Shane MacGowan’s image dominated the front page of Friday’s Guardian newspaper, pushing its coverage of Henry Kissinger’s death to a postage-size also-ran on the bottom right-hand corner.
No doubt MacGowan, who had a historian’s knowledge of American foreign policy and was no fan of Kissinger’s, would have allowed himself a malevolent chuckle at their juxtaposition.
His demise also pushed Kissinger off his perch on the landing pages of most of America’s online media outlets, prompting ...