Saturday, February 16, 2008

I wonder ...

... how many college reading lists these books are on: Five best satires of academic life. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)


  1. (6) "The Groves of Academe," Mary McCarthy; (7) "Pictures From an Institution," Randall Jarrell; (8) "A New Life," Bernard Malamud. Rosenblatt is right, though: "Lucky Jim" is far and away No. 1.

  2. I have read 1, 2 and 3. Liked 1 and 3. Not so keen on 2.

    None of the academics featured in these books is quite a patch on Prof Indiana Jones ;-)
    (or that academic whose name I have blanked, hero of Da Vinci Code).