Monday, March 28, 2016

Ghosts and mortals …

… A tender coincidence | The University of Chicago Magazine. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

As coincidences go, it is not so astonishing that two professors, even a father and a son, should teach the same book in the same week, and indeed it may be causation rather than coincidence. I first read Pnin in an edition that my father had taught from and that bore his marginal checks and exclamation points. More broadly, my susceptibility to this novel can be attributed to my having spied on many a faculty party as a child.

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