Jeffrey Severs

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Wrang This, Wrang That

by | Fri, Aug 13, 2004 at 12:00 am CST
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Author! Author!

What a strange, sad, and elusive book David Markson has written with Vanishing Point. Its one character is known only as Author, and the book consists of notes he is typing up into manuscript form from the hundreds of index … Read More

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Modulations on Nostalgia

Modulations on Nostalgia BY JEFF SEVERS Old School: A NovelBy Tobias WolffKnopf208 pages, $22 hen teenage Stephen Dedalus finally writes a poem, Joyce makes sure it’s a bad one. That’s the rule in painting portraits of artists as young men—they … Read More

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Talking About Convergence

For most of my college career I was a hard-core syntax wienie,†David Foster Wallace confessed to an interviewer in 1993, describing his transformation from a talented analytic philosophy major to the literary wunderkind who would garner comparisons to Joyce … Read More

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Schools for Scandal

In 1953’s Lucky Jim, Kingsley Amis founded the modern genre of the campus novel on the revelation that humanities academics were obsessive, sex-addled schlemiels, unlucky in love and sometimes, yes, charlatans. David Lodge later built a career hammering that premise … Read More

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Oblivious Pursuits

The gap between the ultra-convertible quantities that crisscross the globe at his command and the brute facts of flesh-and-blood desire is Eric’s insoluble problem and the novel’s major theme. It’s one that DeLillo underscores in a pun maybe a tad … Read More

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