The fiction surprise of 2008?heralded by The New York Timesas ?a sharply observed yet tender novel? and a ?quirky, tart yet unexpectedly generous story??finally in paperback Kluge?s brilliant novel tells of George Canaris, a writing professor who is on the verge of forced retirement at a small college in Ohio when he is killed by a hit-and-run driver. Kluge?s creation of Canaris as the first faculty member in half a century whose death merits an obituary in the New York Times is right on the money. ?A writer, a critic, a professor, a campus legend and a national figure, the very embodiment of the liberal arts,? the fictional Timesobituary said. And a mystery. Canaris, hero and anti-hero, was the author of two well-received novels and a book of essays, all published more than thirty years ago. Taken together, they were the beginnings of an impressive shelf to which, in all his years in Ohio, he added nothing. ?Compared to Faulkner and Dos Passo at the start of his career,? the Timesobserved, ?in the end Canaris resembled Harper Lee.?
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September 28, 2009
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