The Campus Novel: Why Is It So Bad & Hated

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Well there's Hangsaman...

abcfsk, Friday, 29 October 2021 08:34 (six months ago) link

xp I just started reading that! It's called Old Hall, New Hall

Critique of the Goth Programme (Neil S), Friday, 29 October 2021 08:40 (six months ago) link

In a similar vein, many of the Gervaise Fen mysteries by Edward Crispin are set on or around campus

Critique of the Goth Programme (Neil S), Friday, 29 October 2021 08:41 (six months ago) link

my takeaway here: campus novels are less bad and hated when characters are regularly being killed off

mark s, Friday, 29 October 2021 12:38 (six months ago) link

Nobody gets killed off in Gaudy Night though, it's a murder-free mystery.

Lily Dale, Friday, 29 October 2021 13:25 (six months ago) link

Seem to be having a campus novel year: have read Stover at Yale, Pnin, and Cather's The Professor's House this year, and just looked at my unread copy of The Art of Fielding (put it back on the shelf). Also watched The Group last night, though not enough time on campus to make that a campus movie/novel (read the book years ago and gave it to my sister as a questionable graduation present).

bulb after bulb, Friday, 29 October 2021 13:45 (six months ago) link


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