Young Marvin

Frank Kermode

  • A Tenured Professor by John Kenneth Galbraith
    Sinclair-Stevenson, 197 pp, £12.95, November 1990, ISBN 1 85619 018 8
  • Shade those laurels by Cyril Connolly and Peter Levi
    Bellew, 174 pp, £12.95, October 1990, ISBN 0 947792 37 6

The author of A Tenured Professor is not only a famous tenured professor of economics but, unlike many of the breed, an elegantly witty writer. From time to time he demonstrates his versatility by turning out a novel. This one is, in part anyway, an unimpassioned satire on the recently fashionable school of economic thought that deals in Rational Expectations.

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