March 30, 1986 letter from Erica Sherover to Harold Marcuse
sent from Oakland, California, to Ann Arbor, Michigan
It was lovely to get your letter -- it made my
day! Thanks also for the article it is indeed as you say -- " in
my line of work."
I'm sorry to
hear that graduate school is really not giving you what you want -- time
for thinking and discussion.
I'm sure it has to do with the general miseducation that happens in this
country. Fortunately somehow my graduate experience was somewhat different
-- at UCSD in the late 60's + early 70's -- many late night
discussions + even some good ones in class! You know Herbie had the notion
that if one read 150 pages of Hegel or Kant in a whole year in a 2 semester
graduate course + understood it, then one could read anything else
in the texts at
one's leisure. He often told
the story of Heidegger spending a whole year on the pre-Socratic Fragments,
(I think the extant texts are less than 50 pages) The same for the Einleitung
to Phänomenologie des Geistes.
My book will be published
in the U.K. in June -- + in the USA in Sept. lohnt sich nicht to release
it in July or August.
Chemotherapy is a long struggle. I've finished 2 rounds + have 4 to go
cycles of 2 weeks on the drugs 2 weeks off). Surgery is scheduled for
mid May - at this point.
When are you going to Germany?
I'd love to see you somehow before you go is that totally impossible?
I'm glad for your relationship w Anette + am looking forward to getting
to know her. Much
love to you
letter scanned and transcribed by H. Marcuse, Dec. 18, 2002
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