Damn limey writers.


Eagleton’s Across the Pond chiefly shows why it’s dangerous to offer British academics secondary or tertiary appointments at American universities (in Eagleton’s case, at Notre Dame). They become know-it-alls. Across the Pond most closely resembles BAD and Class, the sardonic later works of Paul Fussell—slingshots from the prestigious literary scholar on a lark, unburdening his prejudices in any bloody way he pleases, with cheeks frequently stuffed of tongue.

Source: Carlin Romano in Bookforum.

NB: I’m very happy to pay a visit to the States and write an exceedingly untypical book about my experiences, should anyone wish to pay me.


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