|Berkshire Publishing is proud to reintroduce Marvin Mudrick, a prominent literary critic still much admired, with this collection of five books of lively, enjoyable, and often hilarious essays and a magnificent posthumously published volume that was praised by Pauline Kael in the New Yorker: “I can’t imagine a better book on how an inspired teacher’s mind works; Mudrick’s easy rhythms make you aware of how he arrives at the humor that shoots up, geyser after geyser. You know at once why his students would be swept along by his words—he’s thinking on his feet, getting high on his thoughts.” His books are Berkshire’s first venture into the humanities.
Mudrick’s voice and ideas have remained vivid, and Berkshire’s CEO Karen Christensen (College of Creative Studies ’81) will be speaking at the UC Santa Barbara Old Little Theater, at 5:00 PM on 29 January 2018 as part of the 50th anniversary of the College of Creative Studies (details below).
“A one-man commando squad and independent operator, Marvin Mudrick was the most maverick literary critic of his time and ours—ferocious, funny, and fearlessly honest.” —James Wolcott, Vanity Fair
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