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Title:
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Walter F. Murphy Annotation pdf (67,685 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Joshua Lederberg to Walter F. Murphy
Description:
Item is handwritten. Item is a photocopy.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (67,685 Bytes)
Date:
1980-04-17 (April 17, 1980)
Creator:
Lederberg, Joshua
Recipient:
Murphy, Walter F.
Rights:
This item is in the public domain. It may be used without permission.
Relation:
Lederberg Grouping: Correspondence E
Box Number: 35
Folder Number: 96
Unique Identifier:
BBAQQT
Accession Number:
81
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Series: Correspondence, 1935-2002
SubSeries: 1978-1984
Folder: Murphy, Walter F.
Transcript:
WF Murphy.
[stamped, APR 17 1980]
[written in different handwriting, 14 Ap 80
Per your request -- why?
Murphy] -- Since you ask:
1) I am rather interested in fiction as a representation of the professions' ego-ideals.
2) Your depiction of the technique of the presidency/papacy and the nature of political power in Vicar was fascinating
3) I was curious how this was rooted in your own academic career and analytical publications.
[END PAGE ONE]
[BEGIN PAGE TWO]
4) I felt you rushed Vicar through bereavement and his monastic experience in what I felt was the least persuasive part of the book: (perhaps this was merely to make his papability more plausible in the College and provide a bridge between his careers.) So I wondered if you had your own experience to draw upon. Albeit, thank you for a moving book! Its expression of sophisticated religious commitment was extraordinary.
Sincerely,
Joshua Lederberg
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Annotation by Joshua Lederberg:
KW:  re his novel, Vicar of Christ;

jl 12/17/99