Harpooning Donald Trump: A Novelist's Essays

Harpooning Donald Trump: A Novelist's Essays

by Tom LeClair


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Harpooning Donald Trump: A Novelist's Essays by Tom LeClair

Harpooning Donald Trump is the first substantial literary response to President Trump. In this collection of ten essays-written in controlled outrage-Tom LeClair recounts his weeks of solitary protests at Trump Tower and discusses literary works that give us a deep comprehension of Trump the man and cultural phenomenon. Although Harpooning Donald Trump is a collection, it's also a personal narrative: of an aged and discouraged novelist rejuvenated by street protest that leads him back to literary writing, to profound writers of the past and to promising writers of the future who can help readers understand and, perhaps, undermine the demagogue.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780967313481
Publisher: Mediacs
Publication date: 03/08/2017
Pages: 126
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.27(d)

About the Author

Tom LeClair grew up in Plymouth, Vermont, the hometown of Calvin Coolidge. He received a B.A. from Boston College, an M.A. from the University of Vermont, and a Ph.D. in English from Duke University in 1972.
He taught American Literature at the University of Cincinnati from 1970 to 2008, when he retired as Professor of English and Nathaniel Ropes Chair. He moved to Brooklyn in 2008 and held the title "Professor Ping Pong" at SPiN, NYC, from 2009 until his retirement in 2015.
Tom LeClair began writing as a literary critic, publishing In the Loop and The Art of Excess in the late 1980's before turning to fiction with Passing Off (1996), the first of his "Passing" trilogy. Since 1972, he has published hundreds of essays, reviews, stories, and interviews in nationally circulated periodicals. Some of those works were collected in What to Read (and Not). He has published three other novels in addition to the "Passing" sequence.
Awarded a Fulbright Professorship at the University of Athens, Greece, in 1981-82, LeClair has lived in Greece about a quarter of the time since then. He was a fiction judge for the National Book Awards in 2005 and has written an essay about the NBA fiction finalists each year since 2008.

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