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Student Body: Short Stories About College Students And Professors
by John McNally (Goodreads Author)
Fiction, like life, has its lessons, and it’s a wild ride on the learning curve when storytelling goes to school. The short stories in this collection negotiate the heights, the depths, and the unexpected angles of campus intrigue, sexual and intellectual awakenings and reckonings, and all the heartache and hilarity of a sentimental education. The work of such well-known a ...more
Paperback, 296 pages
Published July 20th 2001 by University of Wisconsin Press
(first published 2001)
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A surprisingly satisfying collection of 17 stories (although a little steam is lost in the final two), with focus divided into two sections: 'the students' and 'the faculty'. Overall the writing is quite strong and, considering the volume's single theme of the world of academia, the points of attack and departure are wonderfully varied. Oddly though, there is an overriding air of melancholy - perhaps somehow indigenous to all avenues of college life. That said, there's a lot of welcome wit and h ...more
John McNally is the author of three novels (After the Workshop, America's Report Card and The Book of Ralph) and two story collections (Ghosts of Chicago and Troublemakers). He's written two books on writing: Vivid and Continuous: Essays and Exercise for Writing Fiction and The Creative Writer's Survival Guide: Advice from an Unrepentant Novelist He's edited six fiction anthologies, on subjects ra ...moreMore about John McNally...