On Sun, Mar 01, 2009 at 05:55:12PM +0100, Bruno Marchal wrote:
> Hi Kim,
> 
> I didn't expect you to send the translation of the Amoeba's Secret  
> (AS) on the list.  But it is OK, and you did a rather very good job.
> 
> For the other: "The Amoeba's Secret" is the book which has been  
> ordered to me when I won the LE MONDE prize of the best thesis in  
> 1998. For obscure reasons (which I don't want to talk about) it has  
> not been published, it is the only prize LE MONDE which has not been  
> published. 

Thanks for sharing these old wounds with us. FWIW, I have read so far the
story up to the end of your undergrad days, and I think it is very
well written, and as I commented to Kim J - the chapter "Amoeba's
secret" would make an excellent basis for a short film. So far, Le
Monde's decision not to publish is completely inexplicable (I can
understand that the thesis itself being too technical might be a
reason for not publishing that).

Was there any discussion of removing some of the personal elements
from the sorry affair that happened when your thesis was submitted to
ULB? Even with politics operating behind the scene (which you have
hinted), I can't imagine that nothing of the work is publishable.


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