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The idiocy of an academic and abounding disgust

I recently bought “The Late American Novel: Writers on the Future of Books” co-edited by C. Max Magee, creator/editor of The Millions. I really thought it looked promising since there is very little serious writing on this particular contemporary issue. Unfortunately, I have read the first six (very short) essays in the anthology and it is an overwhelming disappointment.

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The beginning…

This is the beginning of what will hopefully be many posts as I prepare to reapply to graduate PhD programs in English Literature this fall. I will post content and study resources for the GRE Lit exam, reviews of books published in the 21st century, and other essays and thoughts concerning topics related to the novel and literature in a burgeoning digital age. 

But for these first two weeks my goal is simply to acclimate to the medium, this novel telegraphy. Telegraphy (from Greek: tele τηλε “far”, and graphein γραφειν “writing”) is the long-distance transmission of messages without the physical exchange of an object bearing the message.

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