Articles by Joseph M. Schuster
March 4, 2013
The central concern of his collection is the tension between the ordinary life and the extraordinary. All of Gavin’s protagonists are rooted in the former. “I’m going to Cypress Junior College,” someone says in “Play the Man.” “My step-mom went there, so I’m a legacy.”
October 1, 2012
Thirty-plus years after reading Lucky Jim for the first time, I don’t remember exactly what I thought of the book, why it struck the chord it did with me, why it would turn out to be one of the most important books in my life.