Saturday, January 14, 2017

No laughing matter …

… Kidding on the Quad - Washington Free Beacon. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

… even writers as fine as Russo and Hassler mostly “reveal how utterly worn-out the academic novel has become,” I wrote. “All its plots have grown stale, all its jokes have gone flat, and all its possible narrative devices have been exhausted.”

1 comment:

  1. Surely it has always been a niche genre. But I don't see how he could omit mention of James Hynes's fiction, namely Publish and Perish and The Lecturer's Tale