Obituaries

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Elisabeth Sifton, editor and tamer of literary lions, dies at 80

Elisabeth Sifton, a widely respected book editor and publisher who burnished manuscripts by many of the 20th century’s literary lions, died on Friday at her home in Manhattan. She was 80. Her son Sam Sifton, the food editor of The New York Times and a columnist for The New York Times Magazine, said the cause...

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