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by James Hynes

Author: James Hynes
Subcategory: Humor
Language: English
Publisher: Picador (February 9, 2002)
Pages: 400 pages
Category: Humor and Entertainment
Rating: 4.8
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The author of Publish and Perish returns with a Faustian tale of the horrors of academe. Nelson Humbolt is a visiting adjunct English lecturer at prestigious Midwest University, until he is unceremoniously fired one autumn morning.

The author of Publish and Perish returns with a Faustian tale of the horrors of academe. Minutes after the axe falls, his right index finger is severed in a freak accident. Doctors manage to reattach the finger, but when the bandages come off, Nelson realizes that he has acquired a strange power-he can force his will onto others with a touch of his finger.

The Lecturer's Tale: A Novel Paperback – February 9, 2002. Put it on your reading list!! James Hynes teaches a fiction writing course for The Great Courses people, and this book supports all the many tips and techniques that he imparts there. by. James Hynes (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. His characters evocatively round up and lift from the page with such rigor that you'd swear you've met them in person. His flat characters ride the wave and guide the story down it's path.

Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iO. A pitch-perfect blend of satire and horror, The Lecturer's Tale paints a gruesomely clever portrait of life in academia.

Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "The Lecturer's Tale: A Novel" для чтения в офлайн-режиме. James Hynes is the author of The Wild Colonial Boy and Publish and Perish. He lives in Austin, TX. Подробнее.

Nelson Humboldt is a visiting adjunct English lecturer at prestigious Midwest University, until he is unceremoniously fired one autumn morning.

The Lecturer's Tale: A Novel. The author of Publish and Perish returns with a Faustian tale of the horrors of academe

The Lecturer's Tale: A Novel. The author of Publish and Perish returns with a Faustian tale of the horrors of academe.

The Lecturer's Tale book. I eagerly turned to this book after loving Hynes' Next, but I was disappointed. Hynes must have been badly burned in the university, allusion intended if you read the book

The Lecturer's Tale book. Hynes must have been badly burned in the university, allusion intended if you read the book. In Next, in an offhand way, he portrays academics as the scorpions that I'm sure many are, but in The Lecturer's Tale he goes over the top. So this is a broad satire/farce with elements of a horror story about the absurdity of English Departments in the 1990s.

The Lecturer's Tale is an arch academic horror story where no chain-rattling ghost could hold a candle to the terror that is a power-hungry English department chairman. It's is also a very funny, very dark satire that does more to deflate academic pretense than any earnest political lament ever could. The Hartford Courant. The Lecturer's Tale is rowdy and brilliant-pointedly literate and scathingly funny all at once.

The book takes a dark turn in the last 70 or so pages, however, and I found myself wishing that the "magical realism" element weren't so prevalent as it becomes in the climax. But Hynes does a lot with what seems like a very high-concept premise, and throws in a few good plot twists (and plenty of humor) that kept me engrossed throughout. the awesome opossum, April 13, 2008.

Redirected from The Lecturer's Tale). James Hynes (born August 23, 1955) is an American novelist. He currently resides in Austin, Texas, where he has taught creative writing at the University of Texas. He has also taught at the Iowa Writers' Workshop, the University of Michigan, Miami University, and Grinnell College. in philosophy from the University of Michigan and an .

Nelson Humboldt is a visiting adjunct English lecturer at prestigious Midwest University, until he is unceremoniously fired one autumn morning. Minutes after the axe falls, his right index finger is severed in a freak accident. Doctors manage to reattach the finger, but when the bandages come off, Nelson realizes that he has acquired a strange power―he can force his will onto others with a touch of his finger. And so he obtains an extension on the lease of his university-owned townhouse and picks up two sections of freshman composition, saving his career from utter ruin. But soon these victories seem inconsequential, and Nelson's finger burns for even greater glory. Now the Midas of academia wonders if he can attain what every struggling assistant professor and visiting lecturer covets―tenure. The Lecturer's Tale is a pitch-perfect blend of satire and horror.