Sex and Violence: A Love Story

George Stade
  • “Most novels set in the academy satirize the argot of the English department. Stade does this occasionally, too, but he likes even more to bury allusions to modern literature in his reflections, quips and conversations. As a result, Sex and Violence is, depite the gritty title, replete with literary arcana, and those who enjoy learned games will find it a playground.” —Michael Dirda, The Washington Post