Jul 21, 2017

Mon, Jul 21, 1947: dull & obscure playwright

"Probably my master's thesis will be on the influence of dull & obscure playwright x_________ on the dull & obscure playwright z__________.  The most shocking think I learnt recently on taking my PhD is that French, German & Latin will all be required."

--Letter from Jim Allen, Berkeley, Calif., to my father, Bloomington, Kans., July 21, 1947. Jim was a friend from the Navy language program and was planning to get a Ph.D. in English.

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