Monday, September 23, 2013

Fifty of the best campus novels

At Flavorwire, Emily Temple tagged the fifty greatest campus novels ever written. One title on the list:
Straight Man, Richard Russo

On the goofy end of the spectrum is Russo’s Straight Man, wherein William Henry Devereaux, chair of a woefully underfunded English department, gets into all sorts of trouble — like threatening to kill a duck a day until he gets the budget he’s requested. A perennial favorite for its uproarious laughs, but also for its serious side.
Learn about another title on the list.

Straight Man is among Sam Munson's eight top college novels and Pete Dexter's favorite works of fiction about families.

--Marshal Zeringue