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Daniel Pearlman <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 14 Jan 1998 12:41:44 -0500
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In '78 or '79, when I was chair of English at the U. of
Idaho in Moscow, ID, I successfully nominated Mary de
Rachewiltz for an honorary doctorate.  At the ceremonies,
the president of UI introduced the honors recipients as
representing the four major interests of the State of
Idaho: the other three were the presidents of the Idaho
Cattlemen's, Wheat-farming, and Potato-growing associations;
Mary represented "Culture."  Mary took it all with a
certain degree of amusement.  As the highlight of her
stay, my wife and I took her out to a rough-and-tumble
bar in Bovill, a town of pop. 300 about 25 miles east
of the U.
Idaho now does have some Kulchur.  My friend the novelist
Lance Olsen is creative-writing muckamuck at UI.  The
white supremacists live far north around Coeur d'Alene,
and as far as I know, none of them has been nominated
for an honorary doctorate.
==Dan Buckaroo Pearlman
>While the Idaho legislature may well be a bastion of philistinism, I would
>suggest that they are not fools if they feel that an Ezra Pound birthsite
>monument would attract an extremely small number of people -- probably fewer
>than belong to this list.
>How about a combination James Laughlin ski appreciation/Ezra Pound
>historiographic society?
Dan Pearlman
Department of English
University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI 02881
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