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A New York Times Notable Book of the Year
A Publisher's Weekly Best Book of the Year
Combining the wit of David Lodge with Poe's delicious sense of the macabre, these are three witty, spooky novellas of satire set in academiaa world where Derrida rules, love is a "complicated ideological position," and poetic justice is served with an ideological twist.
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About the Author
James Hynes is the author of The Wild Colonial Boy and The Lecturer's Tale, a New York Times Notable Book. His television criticism has appeared in Mother Jones and the Utne Reader. He lives in Austin, Texas.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Just re-read, and I must say Hynes is the best thing in quirky terror since Shirley Jackson...except funnier. You don't need any background in academia (I haven't one) to appreciate his send-ups of campus politics and scholarly fads.