Books: Cripure

BITTER VICTORY-Louis Guilloux-Mc-Bride ($2.50).

As was the case with so many of his woes, Cripure got his nickname from his students. He lectured on philosophy in a small French provincial city, but when he spoke on the Critique of Pure Reason, the students changed it to the Cripure of Tique Reason, and called him Cripure. He was a huge, clumsy, nearsighted, embittered old man whose feet were so enormous no one could take him seriously. Once he had been a promising young author with a pretty yellow-haired wife and a reputation based on his...

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