25 April 2020

A famous janitor at St. Olaf

"An instinct toward his future glory had led him, some months before, to the small Lutheran college of St. Olaf's in southern Minnesota.  He stayed there two weeks, dismayed at its ferocious indifference to the drums of his destiny, to destiny itself, and despised the janitor's work with which he was to pay his way through."
--- F. Scott Fitzgerald's description of Jay Gatsby in The Great Gatsby.

2 comments:

  1. Gatz was, of course, an Oxford man.

    I took a virtual tour of the campus via Google. Looks beautiful.

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    1. It is lovely. I inserted an old photo because of the source quote.

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