Sunday, November 15, 2009

So it was crabs...

... and not lobsters.

My unquestioning faith in the NYT is hereby restored.

3 comments:

Matt said...

I can't help but be slightly amused when thinking about what sort of searches will find the headline of this post and be disappointed that its content won't help solve their problems.

X. Trapnel said...

Nope: "Sartre: We keep calling them crabs because of my play The Condemned of Altona, but they were really lobsters." http://www.harpers.org/archive/2009/11/0082690

Phoebe said...

Good! I'd been disappointed that they weren't lobsters, not to mention surprised that an expert on Beauvoir would have gotten this wrong.

Sartre absolutely does not disappoint:

"My crabs had considered me important, or else why bother me?"