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Pictures from an Institution

A Comedy

Randall Jarrell

Director Steven Soderbergh raved, convincingly I thought, about this one,

Added:  1/13/2024

Book Info

University of Chicago Press (2010), 287 pages
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Publisher Description

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 Jarrell’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. (Publisher's Description)

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