view cart menu separator categories menu separator faq
advanced search
categories  > Books > Nonfiction > Biographies & Memoirs (8)
Alma Mater: A College Homecoming (1995, Paperback) - P.F. KLUGE
2 images
Alma Mater: A College Homecoming (1995, Paperback) - P.F. KLUGE
Alma Mater: A College Homecoming (1995, Paperback) - P.F. KLUGE

Alma Mater: A College Homecoming (1995, Paperback) - P.F. KLUGE

Price: $9.99 add to cart     
Feedback: n/a Ask seller a question
Shipping: US-Mainland: $3.99 (more destinations)
Sales Tax: Florida: 6.25%
Condition: Brand new
Payment with:
*The store has not been updated recently. You may want to contact the merchant to confirm the availability of the product.
Novelist Kluge ( Eddie and the Cruisers ), who graduated from Kenyon College in 1964, returned to the campus in Gambier, Ohio, in the 1980s to teach English and fiction writing. He also went to reflect on change and stability at his alma mater. Here he takes the measure, casually, of a year in the life of Kenyon, critical and yet affectionate in his regard for a rural liberal arts college with a distinguished tradition, especially in letters, formed by John Crowe Ransom, Robert Lowell, Randall Jarrell and others. As a participant and observer, Kluge notes many events, long-term developments and motley details (e.g., a college-wide "disintegration of consensus" about what should be taught and how to teach it that extends, emblematically, beyond Kenyon); considers the circumstances of the 12 or so black undergraduates in a student body of 1500; looks in on a search for a new professor of philosophy; and notes the removal of ivy from the vaunted ivory tower, the better to preserve the stone beneath. This is a chatty, informative portrait that lightly probes the current challenges of higher education--and for a college. As Kluge concludes, "It is possible to get a wonderful education in Gambier, but it is not required."
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Other Products from nightrider561:View all products
While the Music Lasts: My Life in Politics (1996, Hardcover) - WILLIAM M. BULGER
The Radio Boys On The Mexican Border (1922, Hardcover) by GEORGE BRECKENRIDGE, 1 of 10
Master the Media to Attract Your Ideal Clients (2004, Hardcover) - DERRICK KINNEY
I'd Rather Have a Root Canal Than Do Cold Calling (1999, Paperback) - SHAWN A. GREENE
Family-By-Choice: Creating Family in a World of Strangers (1996, Hardcover) - SUSAN AHERN
Life Strategies: Doing What Works, Doing What Matters (1999, Hardcover) - Phillip C. McGraw Ph.D.
The Radio Boys Rescue The Lost Alaskan Expedition (1922, Hardcover) by GEORGE BRECKENRIDGE, 5 of 10
Culture Shock!: Philippines (1992, Paperback) - ALFREDO ROCES
Imperial Caddy (1992, Hardcover) - JOE QUEENAN
Captains Outrageous (2001, Hardcover) - JOE R. LANDSDALE
Last Updated: 2 Sep 2007 14:57:39 PDT home  |  about  |  terms  |  contact
Powered by eCRATER - a free online store builder