Sense and Nonsensibility: Lampoons of Learning and Literature
by Lawrence R. Douglas
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Alexander George
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Fireside; 2004; 192 pp.
Genre: Non-fiction
Category: Humor, Literature
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Douglas and George, widely published humor columnists, take on the lighter side of academia and poke fun at everyone from spoof-proof scholars to pompous professors. A singular collection that brings together their most popular pieces and many new ones, Sense and Nonsensibility bills itself as “the thinking person’s take on the life of the mind in today’s increasingly mindless age.”  This irreverent send-up of highbrow literary culture includes such pieces as “The Academy Awards for Novels,” in which categories run from “Best Female Protagonist—Doomed” to “Best Narrator—Unreliable.”