Fresh Paint
Tuesday, April 05, 2005
Saul Bellow, 1915-2005
Please make it stop.

I briefly worked for him when I was at the University of Chicago in the Committee on Social Thought. It was the year he won the Nobel Prize, the same year that Milton Friedman won the Nobel Prize. Economics and Social Thought were in the same building, so, knowing TV cameras and hoopla was about to happen, we all gathered at the elevators waiting for the great men to arrive, with signs etc. though not, it being U of C, balloons.

I remember little of him except there were always stars wandering in and out of the building back then, though IMHO the real star of the department was David Grene, the wonderful Greek scholar.

This is all so sad. Reality sucks so bad.

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