Sunday, August 13, 2006

Blue Angel by Francine Prose

This novel is set on an idyllic college campus where a previously highly moralled Creative Writing professor meets a young student in one of his workshops who lures him into a murky romantic relationship. I was reminded of Jane Smiley's Moo while reading this darkly comic satire of higher education. Particularly enjoyable were the chapters from the student writers' works that Prose includes.

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