The Professor and Other WritingsBook - 2010
Offers a collection of autobiographical essays on love, art, sex, and family, including an exploration of the author's secret relationship with a female professor, an examination of late saxophonist Art Pepper, and a piece on her acquaintance with Susan Sontag.
“[Terry Castle is] the most expressive, most enlightening literary critic at large today.” —Susan Sontag
From one of America’s most brilliant critics and cultural commentators, Terry Castle, comes The Professor and Other Writings: a collection of startling, gorgeously-written autobiographical essays and a new, long-form piece about the devastation and beauty of early love. James Wolcott, contributing writer to Vanity Fair, calls Terry Castle a “Jedi knight of literary exploration and lesbian scholarship,” and The Professor and Other Writings “a greatest-hits package of show-stopping monologues and offhand-genius riffs.” The Professor and Other Writings is a hilarious and heartbreaking exploration of gender, identity, and sexuality in the grand tradition of such feminist luminaries as Susan Sontag, Camille Paglia, and Joan Didion.
The author offers a collection of startling autobiographical essays on love, art, sex, family and more--including an exploration into her secret relationship with a female professor, an examination of late saxophonist Art Pepper, a piece on her acquaintance with Susan Sontag and more. 25,000 first printing.