Tuesday, June 26, 2012

McGraw

 
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  1. Is this where you went to school? I graduated there in '81.

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  2. Compliments on interlineating this scene of your old stomping grounds in an especially well lighted moment. Down here in Charlottesville, where I did not attend the University, we have just gone through convulsions of an event of ill-judged management, occasioned by concerns for the future of these great establishments in the age of online scholarship. Most of us, I would guess, are very happy to reflect with this picture that they have a place, and we were fortunate in possibly vanishing ways, to have grown where they are. Did you not extract a better understanding in your study of Henry James there, than you might have done, at a distance and by yourself? I think we know his answer.

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  3. Diogenes, yes, it's my alma mater. Always great to have a Cornellian visit this blog!

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  4. Laurent, thank you for your kind comments. The uproar at U VA is confusing to me, though I suppose not surprising. The problems of money, technology, mission -- and politics. I completely agree with you about the great value of cultivating learning in a great, vital community -- Cornell was, indeed, that kind of place, especially during a period of great political and social turmoil. (One small, personal detail: I actually studied James a couple of years later, in graduate school at Johns Hopkins. And, luckily, I was rejected by the University of Virginia.)

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  5. I am also a Cornell alum. Beautiful pic. Your pics tend to be quite beautiful.

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