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Changing Places: A Tale of Two Campuses - David Lodge
Changing Places: A Tale of Two Campuses
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Euphoric State University with its whitestone, sun-drenched campus and England's damp red-brick University of Rummidge have an annual professorial exchange scheme, and as the first day of the last year of the tumultuous sixties dawns, Philip Swallow and Morris Zapp are the designated exchangees.... show more
Euphoric State University with its whitestone, sun-drenched campus and England's damp red-brick University of Rummidge have an annual professorial exchange scheme, and as the first day of the last year of the tumultuous sixties dawns, Philip Swallow and Morris Zapp are the designated exchangees. They know they'll be swapping class rosters, but what they don't know is that in a wildly spiraling transatlantic involvement they'll soon be swapping students, colleagues, and even wives. Changing Places is a hilarious send-up of academic life, intellectual fashion, sex, and marriage by a writer Anthony Burgess has called "one of the best novelists of his generation."
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140170986 (0140170987)
ASIN: 140170987
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
Series: The Campus Trilogy (#1)
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A little tea, a little chat
A little tea, a little chat rated it
3.0
Is humour a fragile or robust artform? A discussion took place here: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/91238230 and one could not hope for a more apt example of the issues involved than this book. Paul kicked it off with the comment that ‘Comedy may be one of the frailer arts because it depends ...
Lavinia
Lavinia rated it
Incredibly amusing, alert, witty but unpretentious at the same time, though, being part of a campus novel trilogy, someone might expect a lot of academia breathing through its pages. The plot is quite obvious, due to the title, Philip (British) and Morris (American) are supposed to exchange places a...
esterb
esterb rated it
4.0 Changing Places
Highly enter­tain­ing novel, very witty. Some­times I had the feel­ing of every­thing being too arti­fi­cially writ­ten down and hence the fic­tional sit­u­a­tions too coin­ci­den­tal. But still, Lodge knows how to write and enter­tain his readers.
EricCWelch
EricCWelch rated it
One of the advantages of a reading group is that you are forced (really much too harsh a word) to read books you’ve always meant to and that many people have recommended but that you’ve just never gotten around to. Such was the case with David Lodge’s Changing Places. What a delight. This is one of ...
wealhtheow
wealhtheow rated it
Readable but boring. The characters are flat and the strings of the author are always visible. There is no imagination and no plot—-just a dude trying to be clever.
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