Herbie Mann Comin' Home

Friday, June 25, 2010

A, B, C, Per Penny


A course list I'd like to teach:

Thomas Hardy

D.H. Lawrence

Phillip Larkin

John Fowles

Ian McEwan


Call it a seminar, give it an institutional marker, maybe 'English 498'.

And for the term I teach it, 'English 498: English Love-Lost'.


I 'own' a course like this.  It has my name incised into its marble.


And I'll never be teaching it.  Our system will have me at 'English Blah-Blah: The Utilitarian Justification For Studying Language At All'

Higher Education begging tuppence from a skinflint.  

A wet sheet hung out against dreadful windchill.


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