Monday, May 01, 2006

I always love reading a massive obit covering a great life, the kind John Kenneth Galbraith had, and which the Times explores in interesting if often repetitious detail.

Greatest revelation: among his many books were three novels, one an apparent farce titled “A Tenured Professor.”

Best part: “He continued to rise early and, despite the seeming effortlessness of his prose, revised each day's work at least five times. `It was usually on about the fourth day that I put in that note of spontaneity for which I am known,’ he said.”

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