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Bartleby Allen

January 31, 2016

Tags: Bartleby, Allen, Melville

“I believe God Almighty hisself would have trouble handling Richie Allen.”
 George Myatt, Phillies interim manager, 1969.


“What I saw…persuaded me that (he) was the victim of innate and incurable disorder. I might give alms to his body; but his body did not pain him; it was his soul that suffered, and his soul I could not reach.”
 Herman Melville, “Bartleby the Scrivener,” 1851. (more…)