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    Eliot and Groucho, An Unlikely Pair

    One guesses that Groucho Marx, while always witty, was more of an intellectual than we gave him credit for, while T. S. Eliot, a stickler for perfection in his poetry and a fastidious literary critic is evidently not as straitlaced and stiff as we might picture him to be.

    Both are men of letters!

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/s...oryId=95830821

    on exhibition at the Library of Congress:
    http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures/tri099.html

    and a funny anecdote
    http://www.todayinliterature.com/sto..._Date=6/3/1964

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    Groucho Marx must have been one of the funniest men ever, so it's no great surprise that T.S. Eliot found him amusing.
    One of his funniest replies, when asked where he would like to be buried, was "On top of Marylin Monroe".
    "L'art de la statistique est de tirer des conclusions erronèes a partir de chiffres exacts." Napoléon Bonaparte.

    "Je crois que beaucoup de gens sont dans cet état d’esprit: au fond, ils ne sentent pas concernés par l’Histoire. Mais pourtant, de temps à autre, l’Histoire pose sa main sur eux." Michel Houellebecq.

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