Beet (Paperback)

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Roger Rosenblatt's dazzling comic gifts are on enviable display....Beet will settle the issue: is Roger Rosenblatt our most audacious comic visionary, or our most audacious visionary comic? Joyce Carol Oates

Beet College is doomed...and nobody really cares. The Board of Trustees, led by developer Joel Bollovate, has squandered the endowment. Debutante-cum-self-styled-poet Matha Polite, an indiscriminate radical with a four-student following, wants to bring the institution down. Sweet-tempered terrorist hopeful Akim Ben Ladin (ne Arthur Horowitz) sits in his off-campus cave and dreams about blowing Beet up. Faculty members are too busy concocting useless, trendy courses to do anything about it. Not to mention that American higher education is going down the tubes, one less lesser school isn t going to matter. So why is Professor Peace Porterfield trying to save Beet? Beats us.

Rosenblatt applies] his sharp wit to elite education. Wall Street Journal.

About the Author

Roger Rosenblatt is the author of the New York Times bestsellers, Making Toast and Kayak Morning. He is the winner of the 2015 Kenyon Review Award for Literary Achievement.

Praise For…

“This is Mr. Rosenblatt’s first novel. I hope it’s not his last.”
-New York Sun

“[An] uproarious debut…. Rosenblatt wields his satiric saber with skill and compassion. A-.”
-Entertainment Weekly

“Great stuff.”
-Kirkus Reviews

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061344282
ISBN-10: 0061344281
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: January 27th, 2009
Pages: 225
Language: English
Series: P.S.