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Amitava Kumar

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Amitava Kumar, Helen D. Lockwood Professor of English at Vassar College, discusses his new book of essays Lunch With a Bigot: The Writer in the World published this year by Duke University Press. "These are the very best sort of essays: the kind in which the pleasure of reading derives from the pleasure of following a writer's mind as it moves from subject to subject, making us see connections we might otherwise have been unawayre of. Often a single paragraph contains such a story or detail so arresting that the reader must pause to appreciate it before moving on." ~ Francine Prose, author of Reading Like a Writer,Authorship, Autobiography, Editing, Fiction, Films, Humanism, Journalism, Libraries and Archives, Literary Criticism, Monograph Publishing, Non-fiction writing, Reading, Religion, Transculturation, VC
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