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Old school : a novel

Author: Tobias Wolff
Publisher: New York : Knopf, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Determined to fit in at his New England prep school, the narrator has learned to mimic the bearing and manners of his adoptive tribe while concealing as much as possible about himself. His final year, however, unravels everything he's achieved, and steers his destiny in directions no one could have predicted. The school's mystique is rooted in Literature, and for many boys this becomes an obsession, editing the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wolff, Tobias, 1945-
Old school.
New York : Knopf, c2003
(OCoLC)607033572
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tobias Wolff
ISBN: 0375401466 9780375401466
OCLC Number: 52268764
Description: 195 p. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Tobias Wolff.
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Determined to fit in at his New England prep school, the narrator has learned to mimic the bearing and manners of his adoptive tribe while concealing as much as possible about himself. His final year, however, unravels everything he's achieved, and steers his destiny in directions no one could have predicted. The school's mystique is rooted in Literature, and for many boys this becomes an obsession, editing the review and competing for the attention of visiting writers whose fame helps to perpetuate the tradition. Robert Frost, soon to appear at JFK's inauguration, is far less controversial than the next visitor, Ayn Rand. But the final guest is one whose blessing a young writer would do almost anything to gain.

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by srharris19 (WorldCat user published 2008-10-17) Very Good Permalink

Tobias Wolff is something of an “old school” writer. I Just finished reading his novel Old School. It’s narrative is quite straight-forward, not experimental or avant-garde. But it is so seemingly effortless, so seamless, that it’s a great pleasure to read. Each word,...
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