Beet: A Novel

Paperback | January 27, 2009

byRoger Rosenblatt

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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 (né 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

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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 OatesBeet College is doomed...and nobody really cares. The Board of Trustees, led by developer Joel Bollovate, has squandered the endow...

Roger Rosenblatt's essays forTimeandThe NewsHouron PBS have won two George Polk Awards, the Peabody, and the Emmy. He is the author of six off- Broadway plays and seventeen books, includingNew York TimesNotable BooksKayak MorningandThe Boy Detective, as well as other national bestsellers UnlessIt Moves the Human Heart,Making Toast,Rule...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.61 inPublished:January 27, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061344281

ISBN - 13:9780061344282

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