Elif Batuman, 23 September 2010
Show More The Programme Era: Postwar Fiction and the Rise of Creative Writing by Mark McGurl.
Harvard, 480 pp., £25.95, April 2009, 978 0 674 03319 1Show More
“... v. Master of Fine Arts) and their perceived objects of study (‘literature’ v. ‘fiction’). Mark McGurl’s The Programme Era: Postwar Fiction and the Rise of Creative Writing, a study of Planet MFA conducted from Planet PhD, might not strike the casual reader as an interdisciplinary bombshell, but the fact is that literary historians don’t write ...”