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The Sophomore
Barry Spacks
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The Sophomore

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'"The Sophomore" by Barry Spacks is that rare beast: a clever, sophisticated novel that is very, very funny. It's like an American Lucky Jim - at once hilarious, shrewd and very true. A complete delight.' William Boyd

Harry Zissel is 22 years old, a college sophomore who plans to be a major writer. He just can't seem to finish anything. Then his girlfriend Miriam announces
191 pages
Published (first published 1969)
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Chris Mallows
Jun 19, 2011 Chris Mallows marked it as to-read
William Boyd:
In 1971, at the age of 18, I left school and went off to spend nine months at the University of Nice on the Côte d'Azur. It was my gap year, long before gap years were invented. As reading matter for my journey to Nice I bought an American novel – because I was only interested in American novels at the time – called The Sophomore by Barry Spacks, first published in 1968 but now out of print. I still have the tattered Fontana paperback. Over that unforgettable summer of 1971 I read T
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