She Sang Beyond the Genius of the Sea

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Aviam Soifer

University of Hawaii at Manoa - William S. Richardson School of Law

Date Written: April 1, 1998

Abstract

Invoking Wallace Stevens in remembrance of Betsy Clark initially seems incongruous. Stevens was notoriously detached and dispassionate; Betsy seemed to be fully involved in everything. She also had an amazing ability to detect pomposity and wrongdoing, and she followed wherever her cat-in-the-dark keen perception might lead her. Betsy and I never discussed Stevens. I suspect that she found him too intellectual, too lacking in the juices of everyday life in which she reveled. If Stevens delighted to use the incongruous metaphor, Betsy lived an exuberantly incongruous life.

Suggested Citation

Soifer, Aviam, She Sang Beyond the Genius of the Sea (April 1, 1998). Boston University Law Review, Vol. 78, No. 2, 1998. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1542203

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