Mudrick Transcribed: Classes and Talks

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Mudrick Transcribed: Classes and Talks


Mudrick Transcribed contains transcripts made in the early 1980s, when several students of Marvin Mudrick made tape-recordings of some of his classes and talks.

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  1. James Wolcott, Vanity Fair

    “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.”

  2. Pauline Kael, 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.”

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Marvin Mudrick taught literature at the University of California at Santa Barbara from 1949 until his death in 1986. In the early 1980s several students of his made tape-recordings of some of his classes and talks, and this book contains transcripts of those tapes. Among the occasions tape-recorded are a class on eighteenth-century English prose, a talk on literary criticism, two interviews about the College of Creative Studies at UCSB, a talk about his upbringing, a talk on artistic response, a talk on geniuses, and a talk on teaching.

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