Late Last Night

Late Last Night

About Scott Abbott

Ph.D. in German Literature from Princeton University, 1979. Then I taught at Vanderbilt University, BYU, and Utah Valley State College. At Utah Valley University, I'm Director of the Program in Integrated Studies and former Chair of the Department of Humanities and Philosophy. My publications include a book on Freemasonry and the German Novel, two co-authored books with Zarko Radakovic (published in Serbo-Croatian in Belgrade), and translations of a book by Austrian author Peter Handke and of a catalogue of an exhibit called "The German Army and Genocide." More famously, my children are in the process of creating good lives for themselves: as a model and manager, as a teacher of Chinese language, as a watershed scientist and science writer, as a jazz musician, as a corrections officer, as university students, and as parents. I share my life with UVU historian Lyn Bennett and our yellow dog Blue. Some publications at http://works.bepress.com/scott_abbott/
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7 Responses to Late Last Night

  1. Mike Roloff says:

    Looks like a gas fired log!
    Here in Seattle it was so cold at sunrise that my dirty dozen sparrows were 13 frozen glistening icy fistfulls! that then, nonetheless, devoured the sunflower seeds strewn for them,

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  2. Mike Roloff says:

    Simic came out very much on the anti-Milosevisc side of the not that long ago conflicts, see the Virginia Quarterly for that. Whether his animus extended to Handke I don’t know. But he struck me very much of a Made in Amerika Human rights hyena, the NYRB being one of the kennels for that ilk, Bob Silvers kennel keep as I know only too well.

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    • Scott Abbott says:

      as you know, I think, I sent Peter the Mark Danner piece about the wars in Yugoslavia that he then wove into his play with ferocious denunciation.
      still, I love the Review, wouldn’t live without it.
      and Simic is, for my taste, a poet I return to again and again.

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      • Mike Roloff says:

        The one instance where that miserable lowlife whom once friend Bob Silvers used not just to critique Handke’s unusual take on the disintegration of Yugoslavia but to decimate his entire oeuvre, the one shitty Marcus that there has to be in as great a crew as the Marcus one is, is right is when he critiicizes Peter’s “mashup section” of reporter’s and commentors language, and it is the one section that needs upodating if ever the overall great VOYAGE BY DUGOUT (a “model” in the Brechtian sense) is ever done.

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  3. Scott Abbott says:

    marcus was wrong even if he was right.

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