Sunday, August 23, 2009

"T. K. Whipple," by Edmund Wilson

I think this is a fantastic biographical review, about a figure unknown to me, although I am now very interested and hope to track down some of his books. The whole essay (only 11 wide margin pages) is worth your time, but in the light of upcoming events, I was particularly drawn to the section beginning with the last line of page 74 and continuing through "The whole spectacle gave me a horror of Ph.D. theses from which I have never recovered" near the bottom of page 75.

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