i scrolled down this list very slowly, anticipating disippointment. i've grown so accustomed to buk being left off lists acknowledging writers that i was convinced they'd do him the ultimate disservice of leaving him off the one he deserved most. by #4 and #3 i was actually getting nervous. when i hit #2, the word "indignity" was flashing on and off in my skull in neon lights. discovering him at #1 was a great relief. at last...acknowledgement.