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The Resource The straight man, Richard Russo

The straight man, Richard Russo

Label
The straight man
Title
The straight man
Statement of responsibility
Richard Russo
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Writing professor William Henry Devereaux Jr. tries not to let the absurdities of academia get him down, but life becomes a bit hard to handle when he has his nose slashed by a feminist colleague, he is accused of murdering a goose, he suspects his wife of having an affair, and he confronts his long-lost father
Summary
During one tortuous week, Hank Devereaux, head of the English department at the state university in Railton, Pennsylvania, has his nose slashed by a feminist poet, finds his secretary is a better writer than he is, suspects his wife is having an affair, threatens wild fowl, and confronts his father
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 1997.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 1997.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 1997
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
053493
Cataloging source
DLC
Citation source
  • Library Journal Starred
  • Booklist starred
  • Pub Weekly
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Adult
LC call number
PS3568.U812
LC item number
S77 1997
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The straight man, Richard Russo
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19570453
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 391 pages
Isbn
9780679432463
Lccn
96048578
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(IMchF)fol04647297
Label
The straight man, Richard Russo
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
19570453
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 391 pages
Isbn
9780679432463
Lccn
96048578
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(IMchF)fol04647297

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