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bored me. But being there didn't bore me; although I was rather fragile looking at the time.

Q:

But you really worked.

Lasker:

Oh, yes, I worked. I didn't expect to get any credit, but before I left college for good I wanted to have had some experience at Oxford, because for some reason or other I had read books which made me think that it would be a singularly charming atmosphere and it certainly was.

Q:

And the life you led wasn't entirely scholartic. Did you have a social life as well?

Lasker:

Oh, I had plenty of social life. Vesta Wood had a number of friends, various people at Magdalene, including a man called Harry Valard, and it was very agreeable.

I must say I didn't have any romances. I don't recall being terribly--at the University of Wisconsin, I think I had crushes on people without having had any real with whom I was then friendly or greatly involved. They were really too young for me. I was really too old for boys my age, and their concerns were too different from what mine were.

Q:

This was a problem with you.

Lasker:

Yes, I was always too old for my contemporaries.





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