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Veblen himself was horrified at the prospect of biographies and left a final note specifically asking that none be written.  Naturally, the biographers who disregarded this request have done a wretched job.  The one by a guy named Dorfman was so bad, the remaining family members protested  vociferously.

There have been some very good commentaries on Veblen.  The best were written by Clarence Ayers and Rick Tilman.

And of course, there is all the stuff uncovered during the restoration the restoration.  You can find out most of it at:
http://www.elegant-technology.com/TVrestor.html

Read all the stuff here and you will a damn fine start on what passes for a biography these days.


"Remember the I35W bridge--who needs terrorists when there are Republicans"

by techno (reply@elegant-technology.com) on Sat Mar 17th, 2007 at 11:40:21 AM EST
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