In the second book of his ‘campus’ trilogy, David Lodge chronicles the pursuit of passion and the search for the holy grail of academic perks.

Lustful Persse McGarrigle flies all over the world in pursuit of the beautiful Angelica as she goes from university conference to university conference, in an academic merry-go-round that culminates at the annual Modern Language Association convention in New York. Almost equally emotionally charged, however, is the political jockeying among professors and critics for the UNESCO chair of Literary Theory, which involves no work and pays $100,000. Tax-free.

The Booker Prize 1984
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Despite believing that ‘A committee is a blunt instrument of literary criticism’, the novelist David Lodge chaired a group of judges that came up with a roundly applauded winner.
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