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Dear Committee Members - Julie Schumacher
Dear Committee Members
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Jason Fitger is a beleaguered professor of creative writing and literature at Payne University, a small and not very distinguished liberal arts college in the midwest. His department is facing draconian cuts and squalid quarters, while one floor above them the Economics Department is getting... show more
Jason Fitger is a beleaguered professor of creative writing and literature at Payne University, a small and not very distinguished liberal arts college in the midwest. His department is facing draconian cuts and squalid quarters, while one floor above them the Economics Department is getting lavishly remodeled offices. His once-promising writing career is in the doldrums, as is his romantic life, in part as the result of his unwise use of his private affairs for his novels. His star (he thinks) student can’t catch a break with his brilliant (he thinks) work Accountant in a Bordello, based on Melville’s Bartleby. In short, his life is a tale of woe, and the vehicle this droll and inventive novel uses to tell that tale is a series of hilarious letters of recommendation that Fitger is endlessly called upon by his students and colleagues to produce, each one of which is a small masterpiece of high dudgeon, low spirits, and passive-aggressive strategies. We recommend Dear Committee Members to you in the strongest possible terms.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780385538138 (0385538138)
Publisher: Doubleday Books
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
Category:
Contemporary
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3.5 Dear Committee Members
As the title might suggest, this is an epistolary novel, told in the form of letters from a harried professor of English and creative writing at a mid-level liberal arts college in the U.S. mid-west. Many are letters of recommendation for current or former students, whom he remembers to varying de...
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5.0 Dear Committee Members, by Julie Schumacher
I’ve worked in academia long enough to know how fraught it can be. In addition to teaching, research, writing, and all the things we do as part of our regular jobs, we also have to justify our existence. Speaking for libraries, we have to prove and reprove that we are having a measurable positive im...
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4.0 Dear Committee Members
I really enjoyed this book and want to read it again someday. It's a quick read--read it in about three hours.
Redhead Reading
Redhead Reading rated it
4.0 Dear Committee Members
I really enjoyed this book and want to read it again someday. It's a quick read--read it in about three hours.
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