Clifton Fadiman


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Clifton P. "Kip" Fadiman (May 15, 1904 – June 20, 1999) was an American intellectual, author, editor, radio and television personality.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Fadiman was a grandson of the famed 1887-emigree Russian psychologist Boris Sidis and a nephew of the child prodigy William James Sidis.

Fadiman grew up in Brooklyn. His mother's maiden name was Grace ... more »

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  • ''A cheese may disappoint. It may be dull, it may be naive, it may be oversophisticated. Yet it remains cheese, milk's leap toward immortality.''
    Clifton Fadiman (b. 1904), U.S. essayist. Any Number Can Play, p. 105 (1957).
  • ''Mr. Faulkner, of course, is interested in making your mind rather than your flesh creep.''
    Clifton Fadiman (b. 1904), U.S. essayist. New Yorker (April 21, 1934).
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