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Daniel Mendelsohn

What a nice posting--my father just forwarded this to me! I remember well my first conference paper, too--particularly the apple-green Wilke Rodriguez wool-and-cashmere sport coat I'd bought especially for the occasion, with its then-fashionable boxy shoulders and loose fit. Ah, the late 80s. (You see? Memory IS all a matter of perspective!) Seriously, you're very nice to write this charming remembrance of things very long past. Greetings from Australia, where I'm on my Oz book tour!

DM

DF

You remember apple-green. I seem to remember gold and black hound's tooth. Memory.

Enjoy yourself and sell a million copies.

Lee

I reckon I ought not say this, since obviously you never know who's going to be reading, but circumspection has never been my strength (and I've already bought a copy of THE LOST as a birthday present for my daughter): I'm very disappointed in this reminiscence - not nearly as scandalous as I'd hoped!

DF

Yes, well, er, um... I decided to leave out the part about my fistfight with Michaelsmith in the hotel bar after the session, and the part where Mendelsohn got hit in the head with a shot glass and we all went to the emergency room... yeah, that's what happened... and how the ER nurse gave DM a butterfly bandage and me a butterfly kiss... yes, it's just like yesterday... I was going to put all this in, but you must be careful about what you publish on the Internet, mustn't you? (grin)

Lee

Now that's more like it...

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