Robert J. White, classics, who imitated a werewolf and launched tribal mating calls during lectures. Professor White turned me on to D.H. Lawrence and Edward Albee and Pasolini films. Professor Richard Barickman taught me poetry, Hardy, George Eliot, Thackeray, Dickens and Henry James. He always wore riding boots like Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights, with the pants tucked in and taught me critical literary analysis. Both those guys were cool and effective teachers.
|Old Hunter College 1912 Cornerstone @ Lexington Ave|
Professors White and Barickman led me to a rich appreciation for ancient civilizations, Thomas Mann, Romantic and Victorian poetry (I still own my Washington Square Press paperbacks edited by William H. Marshall). Both men loved language and their students with all their hearts and we soaked it up. Hunter College helped fill my toolbox for life.
|Thomas Pryor & Robert White December 2010|
|Thomas Pryor Hunter ID Sept 1972|