In his autobiography “The Tender Hair of Twilights”, celebrated American writer, Richard Seaver, said about his years at Sorbonne: “The only exception to the doddering professor generalization was a youngish professor by the name of Charles Dedeyan. Comparative literature was his domain, and he was clearly in love with his wide-ranging subject. His hour vanished in a trice, and he invariably, having kept us on the edges of our seats, finished with a flourish that, like the last scene of the serial movie, announced the exciting subject of next week’s episode.”

 

In his autobiography “The Tender Hair of Twilights”, celebrated American writer, Richard Seaver, said about his years at Sorbonne: “The only exception to the doddering professor generalization was a youngish professor by the name of Charles Dedeyan. Comparative literature was his domain, and he was clearly in love with his wide-ranging subject. His hour vanished in a trice, and he invariably, having kept us on the edges of our seats, finished with a flourish that, like the last scene of the serial movie, announced the exciting subject of next week’s episode.”

 

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