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Small World by David Lodge (1984)
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0140244867, Paperback)The unbridled greed, pettiness, buffoonery and intellectual gobbledygook in the world of higher scholarship are the topics of this thorough and thoroughly funny roman a' English department. It's interesting for a couple of reasons, aside from its humor and spoofiness: it's an insider's view of things -- always the best kind -- and it takes its old-fashioned time telling a story, complete with reasonable digressions about the state of literary criticism and what may or may not be a realistic view of the academic life.
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English professors are on the loose. In this second installment in the delightful trilogy of academic satires, the sun has not quite set on the sexual revolution, while political correctness has not yet reared its humorless head.
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