Sense and Nonsensibility

Lampoons of Learning and Literature
Original Publish Date: Nov 01, 2007
Product Number: EB00571822
Released: Sep 25, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781416584827
Publisher: Gallery Books
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Two widely published humor columnists and "bad boys" of academia take their wit and wisdom to dazzling new lows in this irreverent send-up of highbrow literary culture. At last, the thinking person's take on the life of the mind in today's increasingly mindless age. Sense and Nonsensibility pokes fun at everyone from spoof-proof scholars to pompous professors; from anal-retentive authors to plagiarizing poets; from snake-oil therapists to bestselling illiterati. This singular collection by Professors Lawrence Douglas and Alexander George brings together their most popular pieces, along with many brand-new ones, including: - The Academy Awards for novels-with categories for "Best Female Protagonist-Doomed," "Best Narrator-Unreliable," and "Best Novel-Unfinishable by Reader" - Home Shopping University-offering the greatest ideas in Western history at rock-bottom prices - I'm Okay, I'm Okay: Accepting Narcissism-the best in "Self-helplessness books" - The Penis Orations-Iron Man's answer to The Vagina Monologues - "Ask the Academic Ethicist"-their notorious advice column, which has shocked higher education