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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Study This Example, Part II

Filed under: General,Geometry — Tags: — m759 @ 11:06 AM

(Continued from 10:09 AM today)

The quotation below is from a webpage on media magnate
Walter Annenberg.

Annenberg Hall at Harvard, originally constructed to honor
the Civil War dead, was renamed in 1996 for his son Roger,
Harvard Class of ’62.

www.broadcastpioneers.com/
walterannenberg.html

“It was said that Roger was ‘moody and sullen’
spending large parts of his time reading poetry
and playing classical music piano. It had been
reported that Roger attempted suicide at the
age of eleven by slitting his wrists. He recovered
and was graduated Magna Cum Laude from
Episcopal Academy in our area. For awhile,
Roger attended Harvard, but he was removed
from the school’s rolls after Roger stopped doing
his school work and spent almost all his time
reading poetry in his room. He then was sent to
an exclusive and expensive treatment center
in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. At that facility,
Roger became more remote. It was said that he
often didn’t recognize or acknowledge his father.
On August 7, 1962, Roger Annenberg died from
an overdose of sleeping pills.”

A more appropriate Annenberg memorial, an article
in The Atlantic  magazine on June 25, notes that…

“Among those who ended up losing their battles
with mental illness through suicide are
Virginia Woolf, Ernest Hemingway, Vincent van Gogh,
John Berryman, Hart Crane, Mark Rothko, Diane Arbus,
Anne Sexton, and Arshile Gorky.”

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Review

Filed under: General — m759 @ 5:10 PM

John Berryman in The New York Review of Books :

FEBRUARY 1, 1963 • VOLUME 1, NUMBER 1

"Now he has become, abrupt, an industry.
Professional-Friends-Of-Robert-Frost all over
open their mouths
while the quirky medium of so many truths
is quiet. Let’s all be quiet. Let’s listen:
while he begins to talk with Horace."

Saturday, December 22, 2012

For Larry L. King…

Filed under: General — m759 @ 3:26 AM

… author of "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,"
who reportedly died on Thursday

IMAGE- Harper's magazine, Oct. 1970, pp. 94-95: John Berryman poem and Larry L. King Harvard article

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