Saturday, May 2, 2009

David Souter and Proust

"Have you read Proust?" he asked me during an unsuccessful clerkship interview years ago, and then wistfully said he wished he could take a year off to teach a college seminar on Proust and Henry Adams.
Law professor Jeffrey Rosen, in a New York Times op-ed piece on David Souter.

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comments: 2

stefan said...

This post reminds me of your April 27th reference to Joni Mitchell's "Big Yellow Taxi." The more I learn about Justice Souter on the eve of his retirement--he doesn't own a television or a cell phone, for instance--the more I wish he'd stick around.

Michael Leddy said...

And he writes with a fountain pen.