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Then as now, they just wanted to score well on those darned college exams. Well then, said Adler, who was teaching the John Erskine books at Columbia and at the People’s Institute. Have I got a great idea for you. 1586484873_beam 8/22/08 9:26 AM Page 37 THREE THE GREAT BOOKS IN THE GRAY CITY HE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO was unlike anything Robert Hutchins had ever seen. This was not Oberlin College in agrarian Ohio, thirty-five miles from the nearest city, where students and professors dreamed of a more perfect world.
Bellow was more cool-eyed on the subject of Adler: I am grateful also to certain academics whose classrooms anticipated the Theater of the Absurd. Mortimer Adler had much to tell us about Aristotle’s Ethics, but I had only to look at him, even as an undergraduate, to see that he had nothing useful to offer on the conduct of life. He lectured on Prudence, or Magnanimity. It was—well, tomfoolery. Hutchins and Adler were putting on a show, and they were attracting quite an audience. In the 1930s, the nation passed through Chicago in a way it doesn’t anymore.
The future novelist Saul Bellow, who attended U. of C. ” When Bellow and his friend Isaac Rosenfeld arrived in New York as hot-to-succeed young intellectuals, 1586484873_beam 8/22/08 9:26 AM Page 53 T h e G re a t B o o ks i n th e G ra y C i ty [f ]or some reason neither Isaac nor I could think of ourselves as provincials in New York. Possibly the pride of R. M. Hutchins shielded us. For him the U. of C. didn’t have to compete with the Ivy League, it was obviously superior. It never entered our minds that we had lost anything in being deprived of Eastern advantages.