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November 1, 1957
From Alexander Grothendieck ::
My dear Serre,
I have nothing very interesting to tell you. I have been trying to learn
Neron-style height theory [...]
For the moment, what is needed is to invent a process for deforming a cycle whose dimension is not too large, in order to push it to infinity. Perhaps you would like to think about this yourself? I have only just started on it today, and am writing to you because I have no ideas.
Finally, I have another kind of question. You are moving out of your apartment; do you think it might be possible for me to inherit it? As the rent is not very high, if I remember rightly, I would then be able to buy some furniture (on credit). I am interested in it for my mother, who isn't very happy in Bois-Colombes, and is terribly isolated.
November 8, 1964
From Jean-Pierre Serre ::
It is difficult to reply to your infinite letters: they would require infinite answers, which presupposes I have understood what you are talking about. As this is not the case, I will restrict myself to answering the trivial questions.