Wednesday, May 03, 2006

In Search of Lewis Lapham

Author Larry L. King has some scathing remarks about former Harper's editor Lewis Lapham in King's new book, In Search of Willie Morris, pages 143-149.
It's a story about how young Lapham betrayed his colleagues at the magazine on his way to becoming editor.

Larry L. King says:
"A rich boy-- his father held a seat on the New York Stock Exchange-- Lapham was hard up neither for money nor for a job . . . 'They will never say of you as they said of FDR, that you are a traitor to your class,' I hissed to Lapham. 'You saw the opportunity to cozy up to power and another rich man's spoiled son and zoomed in like a goddamned honing pigeon.'"

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