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Is This Any Fun?

Full text finally available on the Believer website: I wrote about my former professor, Richard Poirer, for The Believer.

“Is This Any Fun?”

I wrote about my wonderful teacher Richard Poirier for The Believer, or as they put it: EMERSONIAN PRAGMATIST AND PRESCIENT HIGH-LOW CULTURAL CRITIC RICHARD POIRIER BELIEVED THAT READING “DENSE” LITERATURE WAS LIKE MANUAL LABOR, OR HAVING SEX