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Pictures from an institution : a comedy

Author: Randall Jarrell
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1986, ©1954.
Series: Phoenix fiction.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Beneath the unassuming surface of a progressive women's college lurks a world of intellectual pride and pomposity awaiting devastation by the pens of two brilliant and appalling wits. Randall Jarrel's classic novel was originally published to overwhelming critical acclaim in 1954, forging a new standard for campus satire--and instantly yielding comparisons to Dorothy Parker's razor-sharp barbs. Like his fictional  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Satire
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Randall Jarrell
ISBN: 0226393747 9780226393742 9780226393759 0226393755
OCLC Number: 12662823
Description: 277 pages ; 21 cm.
Series Title: Phoenix fiction.
Responsibility: by Randall Jarrell.
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Beneath the unassuming surface of a progressive women's college lurks a world of intellectual pride and pomposity awaiting devastation by the pens of two brilliant and appalling wits. Randall Jarrel's classic novel was originally published to overwhelming critical acclaim in 1954, forging a new standard for campus satire--and instantly yielding comparisons to Dorothy Parker's razor-sharp barbs. Like his fictional nemesis, Jarrell cuts through the earnest conversations at Benton College--mischievously, but with mischief nowhere more wicked than when crusading against the vitriolic heroine herself.

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Move over Dorothy Parker. 'Pictures' . . . is less a novel than a series of poisonous portraits, set pieces, and endlessly quotable put-downs. Read it less for plot than sharp satire, Jarrell's Read more...

 
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