11 feb. 2009

"At Swim-Two-Birds and the Limits of Modernism" was for Prof. Guérard, turned in on March 12, 1982. He didn't like it very much, giving it an A- and complaining about my use of dead language and cliché (maybe I didn't have teh prose as much as I thought I did). My thesis that this modernist novel was a Bildungsroman that ends up rejecting modernist aestheticism. I think part of the problem was the Guérard didn't like Flann O'Brien very much. He didn't really engage with my argument much. Guérard gave Frank O'Hara a B+ for his memoir "Lament and Chastisement," so I shouldn't complain about the A-.