May 27, 2002

Beller, Thomas
Narrative Forms

Please keep in mind that this review is more than 5 years old.

God damn, this guy is bad. But he certainly is tall. No one can take that away from him. This class was at its worst when Beller missed one week and then dragged us all downtown to attend one of his reading the next week. It was in an overheated office/art-gallery, but that's beside the point. Teaching Narrative Forms is clearly a means to a paycheck rather than an expression of any desire to teach. The point is that Beller is enamoured of David Foster Wallace and all the stylistic cocksuckery that made him famous. Look out.

Workload:

Two stories, participation in the discussions.