The Professor: A Sentimental Education

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At the heart of this striking collection is the title work: a candid and wrenching exploration of Castle's relationship, during her graduate school years, with a female professor. At once hilarious and rueful, it is a pitch-perfect recollection of the fiascos of youth: how we come to own (or disown) our sexuality; how we understand (or fail to) the emotional needs and wishes of others; how the ordeals of desire can prompt a lifelong search for self-understanding. With The Professor: And Other Writings Terry Castle cements her reputation as a truly remarkable writer: distinctive, wise, frank, incredibly funny and utterly fearless.

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"The most expressive, most enlightening literary critic at large today.A" (Susan Sontag)

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Terry Castle is the author of seven books of criticism, and contributes regularly to the London Review of Books, Times Literary Supplement and New York Times Book Review. She is Walter A. Haas Professor in the Humanities at Stanford University, and, in her spare time, is a visual artist and miniature dachshund enthusiast. Terry Castle lives in San Francisco.

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