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Coming From Behind by Howard Jacobson

Coming From Behind (original 1983; edition 2003)

by Howard Jacobson

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Title:Coming From Behind
Authors:Howard Jacobson
Info:Vintage (2003), Edition: New Ed, Paperback, 256 pages
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Coming from Behind by Howard Jacobson (1983)



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Funny if aimless spin on Lucky Jim. An ode to underachievement, and bitterness, and, err, Jewishness that kept me interested but not quite fascinated. ( )
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Sefton Goldberg: mid-thirties, English teacher at Wrottesley Poly in the West Midlands; small, sweaty, lustful, defiantly unappreciative of beer, nature and organized games; gnawingly aware of being an urban Jew islanded in a sea of country-loving Anglo-Saxons. Obsessed by failure so much so that he plans to write a bestseller on the subject. In the meantime, he is uncomfortably aware of advancing years and atrophying achievement, and no amount of lofty rationalization can disguise the triumph of friends and colleagues, not only from Cambridge days but even within the despised walls of the Poly itself, or sweeten the bitter pill of another’s success.

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