Monday, 27 January 2014

ക്ലിന്‍റന്‍റെ ആത്മകഥ

ബില്‍ ക്ലിന്‍റന്‍റെ ആത്മകഥയായ മൈ ലൈഫില്‍ നിന്ന് രണ്ടു ഭാഗങ്ങള്‍:
"At the end of 1978, after I had been elected governor of Arkansas the first time, I took Hillary to England for a much-needed vacation. When we got to Oxford, I was feeling proud of myself as we walked through the front door of the college. Then I saw Douglas (the head porter, who controlled the access to the college, a man notorious for making fun of American students). He didn't miss a beat. "Clinton", he said, "I hear you've just been elected king of some place with three men and a dog." I loved Douglas Millin."
" University's most famous student, Percy Bysshe Shelley, enrolled in 1810 as a chemistry student. He lasted about a year, expelled not because he had used his knowledge to set up a small still in his room to make liquor, but because of his paper "The Necessity of Atheism". By 1894, the Univ had reclaimed Shelley in the form of a beautiful marble statue of the dead poet, who drowned off the coast of Italy in his late twenties. In the twentieth century, Univ's undergraduates and fellows included three famous writers: Stephen Spender, C.S. Lewis, and V.S. Naipaul; the great physicist Stephen Hawking; two British prime ministers, Clement Attlee and Harold Wilson; Australian prime minister Bob Hawke, who still owns the college speed record in beer drinking; the actor Michael York; and the man who killed Rasputin, Prince Felix Yusupov."

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