Alice Dodd was attempting to resuscitate her philosophy class. Through the open door I could see students in various stages of rigor mortis. Irving Nafken, for example, was wearing that rictal grin which has often given me the urge to place his head gently but firmly between Volumes VIII [Poy-Ry) and IX (S-Soldo) of the Oxford English Dictionary. He once asked in a class of mine whether it was true that Schopenhauer was a "fruit." " Schopenhauer's life was not entirely happy," I replied. "His
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Publication information: Book title: Hail to Thee, Okoboji U!A Humor Anthology on Higher Education. Contributors: Mark C. Ebersole - Editor. Publisher: Fordham University Press. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1992. Page number: 57.