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The Handmaid of Desire

by John L'Heureux

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The main word that could be used to describe this book is contrived - the central conceit: that a mysterious academic comes to a University and in writing a book also controls the lives of the real life characters she encounters - is contrived. The caricatures that are the characters: every stereotype of a modern academic is represented - is contrived. While some of the stereotypes were mildly entertaining, often they were painted with too broad a brush to very good. ( )
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A satire on academia set in a California college where teaching takes second place to empire building and writing of novels. The chief protagonist is Olga Kominska, a professor of theory, and the novel describes how colleagues exploit her and she exploits them.… (more)

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