Saturday, April 15, 2017

The price of renown …

… The Intellectual's Bargain | by Terry Teachout | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

… Making It is never more memorable than when it describes its author’s belated discovery of “the brutal bargain” to which he was introduced by “Mrs. K.,” a Brooklyn schoolteacher who took him in hand and showed him that the precocious but rough-edged son of working-class Jews from Galicia could aspire to greater things—so long as he turned his back on the ghettoized life of his émigré parents and donned the genteel manners of her own class. 

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