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  • English 101

    English 101
    Each novelist requires circumstance — a situation to describe, from which a conflict arises — and the ivy-covered college hall or dormitory room provides such context readily. It would take research and, thereafter, expertise to write about a Fortune 500 company or those who built the Cabot Trail; why not invoke old campus adventures instead? That hoary advice to the young author "write about what you know" results in volume after volume about school: All writers have been students, and nowadays a sizable number are teachers, so it seems nearly unavoidable that we write about the golden groves we knew.
  • "The Ask" by Sam Lipsyte

    "The Ask" by Sam Lipsyte
    "The Ask" By Sam Lipsyte Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 296 pages,$25 It would be an inspired feat of academic guerilla terrorism to sabotage every American College Freshman Summer Reading Program by supplanting the usual earnest offerings with Sam Lipsyte's...

    'A New Literary History of America' by Greil Marcus and Werner Sollors

    'A New Literary History of America' by Greil Marcus and Werner Sollors
    Daunting as it may be to assemble a centuries-spanning assessment of any country, even one with a fairly linear march through history, how does one approach a culture as unstable, contradictory and contested as ours? Where do you start? Where do you stop?...

    A drama critic's turn to face the music

    A drama critic's turn to face the music
    Critics don't get much respect. (Pause here for raucous laughter.) If you doubt it, look up the word "critic" in any book of quotations and see what you find. H.L. Mencken's "New Dictionary of Quotations" is full of zinger after zinger, most of which...