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[Past Event] Anthologist: A Study in Failure | Ryan Ranch

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"The Anthologist" by Nicholson Baker is a novel about Paul Chowder, a sometime poet, who suffers from writer's block as he attempts to write an introduction to his anthology on rhyming poetry. What follows is a delightfully hilarious meditation on love, life, loss, and poetry. Surprisingly, as you read, you may discover that you'll learn more about the value and nature of poetry in this droll novel than you even did in your pedantic freshman survey course. David Orr, in his glowing review of the book for The New York Times, said: “Somehow Nicholson Baker has written a novel about poetry that's actually about poetry...a work of fiction and a representation of the kind of thinking that poetry readers actually do." Let's dig in, laugh and learn this Spring!


Tuition: $30.00

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Mondays, Feb. 5, 12 *10:00 a.m. - noon* (2 sessions)


CSUMB at Ryan Ranch, 8 Upper Ragsdale Drive, Monterey


Arleen Tarantino is a professor at Monterey Peninsula College where she teaches Critical Thinking and College Composition. Her studies focus on the confluence of linguistics, postmodernism and modern science.