Sunday, March 04, 2007

Louis-Ferdinand Celine, on the University of Chicago:

In a 1947 letter to then-UChicago professor Milton Hindus, reprinted in The Cripped Giant, a book recommended to me by one of this blog's readers, Celine said the following:

"Pico della Mirandola (a Jew) held down a chair something like yours. He'd have been perfect for the University of Chicago since he 'knew everything there was to know and a few things besides.'"

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