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The Anthologist by Nicholson Baker
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Oct 05, 10

Read from January 28 to February 12, 2010

This charming novel, which is about a mediocre intellectual in crisis and written in a Bellovian vein, really knows its poetry. Baker's Paul Chowder is obsessed with rhyme, but cannot produce any: he's a fabulous joke leveled at the legions of program-era poets who have confused versifying with artful prose arrangement.
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