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Old school
Tobias Wolff

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"Robert Frost made his visit in November of 1960, just a week after the general election."

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Old school
a novel
1st ed.
Tobias Wolff.

Published 2003 by Alfred A. Knopf in New York, NY .
Written in English.

About the Book

The narrator mimics the bearing and manners of his adoptive tribe at his New England prep school while concealing as much as possible about himself. The school's mystique is rooted in literature, and the narrator competes with many other boys for the attention of visiting writers whose fame helps to perpetuate the tradition. Robert Frost, soon to appear at JFK's inauguration, is far less controversial than the next visitor, Ayn Rand. But the final guest is one whose blessing a young writer would do almost anything to gain.

This is Wolff's first novel. (Jacket flap copy)

First Sentence

Robert Frost made his visit in November of 1960, just a week after the general election.

Table of Contents

Class Picture, 1
On Fire, 27
Frost, 37
Übermensch, 61
Slice of Life, 89
The Forked Tongue, 101
When in Disgrace With Fortune, 129
One for the Books, 153
Bulletin, 165
Master, 177


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195 p. ;
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