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Eating People is Wrong

Literary


by
Malcolm Bradbury

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 272 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Stuart Treece, a forty-year-old professor and head of English, now rather set in his ways (Hannibal Lecter is not on his syllabus), is made to feel somewhat alien by his encounters with a younger generation whose values are decidedly at odds with his own. In this witty tragic-comedy, the hero’s attempts to come to terms with his new situation are hilariously undermined when he finds himself instead falling in love with one of his graduate students, and busily fending off a student rival. Eating People is Wrong establishes Bradbury’s ability to satirize the academic world and to create the campus novel, as with Stepping Westward and the prize-winning The History Man. Like its title, the book is funny, true and memorable. ‘The funniest book I have read this year’ Daily Telegraph ‘It is both tough and sensitive, a brilliantly funny book and a really important first novel’ Sunday Times ‘A sobering, satirical brilliance’ Times Literary Supplement

Stuart Treece, a forty-year-old professor and head of English, now rather set in his ways (Hannibal Lecter is not on his syllabus), is made to feel somewhat alien by his encounters with a younger generation whose values are decidedly at odds with his own. In this witty tragic-comedy, the hero’s attempts to come to terms with his new situation are hilariously undermined when he finds himself instead falling in love with one of his graduate students, and busily fending… (more)

Stuart Treece, a forty-year-old professor and head of English, now rather set in his ways (Hannibal Lecter is not on his syllabus), is made to feel somewhat alien by his encounters with a younger generation whose values are decidedly at odds with his own. In this witty tragic-comedy, the hero’s attempts to come to terms with his new situation are hilariously undermined when he finds himself instead falling in love with one of his graduate students, and busily fending off a student rival. Eating People is Wrong establishes Bradbury’s ability to satirize the academic world and to create the campus novel, as with Stepping Westward and the prize-winning The History Man. Like its title, the book is funny, true and memorable. ‘The funniest book I have read this year’ Daily Telegraph ‘It is both tough and sensitive, a brilliantly funny book and a really important first novel’ Sunday Times ‘A sobering, satirical brilliance’ Times Literary Supplement

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